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Innovation in Technology Management - The Key to Global Leadership. PICMET '97: Portland International Conference on Management and Technology

31-31 July 1997

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  • Coupling of technology management and strategic planning processes: the state of the art

    Publication Year: 1997
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    Summary form only given. This research is the result of a particularly productive and unusual partnership between academics and practitioners and is part of an ongoing research program where many of the concepts and frameworks continue to evolve. With the cooperation of a consortium, the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS), a half-dozen large technology-oriented organizations have be... View full abstract»

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  • Critical knowledge areas: a linchpin between chaos and order

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    Summary form only given. Discoveries made possible by advancing technology are giving researchers in a variety of sciences insight into many aspects of the world around us that have never before been accessible. A new realization of consistent patterns in how change, adaptation and evolution appear to occur has given rise to a new science called the science of complexity. One can use critical know... View full abstract»

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  • Management systems for processing of food industry waste

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    Summary form only given as follows. There are a lot of ideas on how to improve waste processing systems. Despite protracted efforts to improve operations, there has been little progress. This study provides a systems approach to the solution. View full abstract»

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  • Innovation in Technology Management. The Key to Global Leadership. PICMET '97

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  • Social and economic challenges affecting management in 2005

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    Summary form only given. An evolution from the industrial age to the service age appears to be the next major driver affecting the world economy. The service age will be dominated by professional service providers at every level of society, from the household domestics and "McDonald's" jobs to the highly skilled individual contributors. The focus of 'employment', from a management perspective, is ... View full abstract»

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  • Organizations in 2005 and beyond

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    Summary form only given. As the year 2005 approaches, organizations are responding to changes in the business environment. Flattened and devoid of middle management, new structures must be put in place to communicate the vision of top management. The urgent need to provide customer satisfaction in the flattened structure will also impact the organization. New business partnering and strategic orga... View full abstract»

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  • Implications for management in 2005 and beyond

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    Summary form only given. The influences from technology, education, the socioeconomic system, organizational trends, and the globalization of the marketplace, workforce and corporation, will affect management in the year 2005 and beyond. In 2005, enabling technologies will eliminate middle management's role of collecting, organizing, filtering and disseminating information throughout the organizat... View full abstract»

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  • Autopoiesis and strategic management in emerging economies

    Publication Year: 1997
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    Summary form only given. For businesses in developing countries, the 1990s is a period of incipient changes. The main change has come about when economies like that of India were thrown open to global competition under the process of liberalization or globalization. Strategic rethinking to respond to the market imperatives has assumed urgent priority. The conventional strategic management methodol... View full abstract»

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  • Higher order technological learning, strategic assets, core capabilities, and market performance in technology-driven firms: an empirical study

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    Summary form only given. This study explores the link between higher and lower order technological learning processes and firm market performance (profitability) via firm strategic assets creation and core capabilities deployment. The model used is one where technological learning facilitates technology transfer which enhances the firms strategic assets and core capabilities thus potentially incre... View full abstract»

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  • Adaptive leadership SM, sustaining global competitiveness through adaptive business planning SM

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    Summary form only given. Two big problems facing business today are "which markets should we be in?" and "what solution should we develop for them?" The adaptive leadership culture solves this dilemma by integrating and balancing organizational knowledge-of the customer, the organization, and society-to improve the decision quality in providing value to customers. In an adaptive leadership culture... View full abstract»

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  • Building competitive advantage through technology alliances

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    Summary form only given. The high growth of strategic alliances and technology partnerships is fueled primarily by forces outside the control of corporate stewards: globalization, technological growth and socio-political factors. Continuous technological advancement is the objective and landmark of successful corporations. Limited corporate resources, escalating R&D costs and today's much larger p... View full abstract»

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  • On the management of accelerated technology insertion

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    Summary form only given. Technological innovation and business practices tend to be managed in separate business and technology value chains. The opportunity exists to integrate them within the context of enterprise strategy and leverage both for business advantage. Within the National Center for Manufacturing Science (NCMS) Management of Accelerated Technology Insertion (MATI) project, the partic... View full abstract»

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  • Innovational output and its pricing strategy in the firm level

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    Summary form only given. To secure the advantage from innovation each firm competitively invests on the R&D program. Moreover price competition take place simultaneously with R&D competition in the market. Accordingly in order to make the success of their R&D to be realized, marketing aspects of innovational output should be considered in the initial stage of R&D. This paper proposes pricing strat... View full abstract»

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  • Technology opportunities analysis for Malaysia

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    Summary form only given. Management of national research and development balances scientific freedom to explore areas of greatest excitement with economic payoff potential. To the extent that government funds R&D with taxpayer monies, the focusing of these efforts on domains of national priority may be in order. This analysis examines how Malaysian R&D fits with the national industrial activity, e... View full abstract»

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  • Integrative modeling of the technology management system

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    Summary form only given. Technology decision making is modeled as taking place within a national (and increasingly global) general technology environment (GTE), which in turn is defined by six general environmental forces and two business/industry forces. Specific combinations of environmental forces together with business/industry forces define the specific technology environments of individual i... View full abstract»

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  • Leveraging OSHA's contributions to a State's violence prevention program

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    Summary form only given. The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) identified the need for small retail businesses to address workplace violence prevention. Nationally, the OSHA draft performance standard requires business owners to develop workplace violence prevention programs without providing the information necessary. The Federal (OSHA) and State (AKOSH) Anchorage offices pa... View full abstract»

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  • Core technological competence and growth strategies of corporations

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    Summary form only as given. The ability of a manufacturing enterprise to gain competitive advantage is a function of its technological core competence. This paper examines the process used by large corporations to build technological competence by establishing "a multitude of new co-productive relationships in the form of alliances, joint ventures, outsourced subcontracting, etc." A resource based... View full abstract»

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  • Benchmarking as a tool to facilitate the implementation of new technology

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    Summary form only given as follows. Structured benchmarking is a relatively new addition to the plethora of organizational improvement tools. The idea is simple and attractive. In general term, benchmarking enables learning, adapting, and implementing best practices of the leading companies. It is an attempt to encourage organizations to move away from the syndrome of "not invented here" towards l... View full abstract»

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  • Strategic evolution and financing policy in science and technology in the Czech Republic after political and economic change

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    Summary form only given as follows. The Czech Republic was a leading country in high technology before the second world war. After this war a planned driven economy was installed. Science and high technology had not been entirely destroyed because of a long history and deep tradition in SST. After the political change many scientific and research workers left this profession. Traditional strengths... View full abstract»

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  • Profit Impact from Change Strategy in the Swedish automotive value-chain

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    Summary form only given as follows. In a comprehensive bench-marking panel-study, the Swedish automotive industry is analyzed and described in terms of how current change activities influence manufacturing and business performance. Over 100 manufacturers along the value chain, from manufacturers of raw materials to the car manufacturers assembly units participate in this panel-study called PICS-Pr... View full abstract»

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  • Technology integration, communication and other issues in the strategic management of technology

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    Summary form only given as follows. The increasingly competitive market in high-technology areas makes it essential for companies to not only be technology-proficient, but also technology-efficient. This paper discusses some of the approaches followed for making a technology based organization more efficient, including the use of technology integration, technology road mapping, performance metrics... View full abstract»

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  • Creating a useful mission planning system for the F15-E of 2000

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    Summary form only given as follows. The USAF F-15E community relies on a problem-plagued workstation network for mission planning. This paper describes the effort to develop and deploy a PC based system for a typical F-15E squadron. The system and lessons learned are the basis for recommendations on mission planning systems within the USAF. View full abstract»

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  • Technology development chain's broken and recovered

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    Summary form only given as follows. This paper advances a new viewpoint about the technology development chain. It suggests that effective technology development is a continuous cycle chain. The author suggests "the method, of time series division" personally. By this method, three types of breakage phenomena in the chain are analyzed in detail. The paper also advances strategies for restoring the... View full abstract»

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  • The design of agile business processes

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    Summary form only given as follows. The developed methodology to determine critical or core enterprise processes is presented. Additionally, an agile process configuration method based upon holistic evaluation model which considers both strategic and operational factors is included. View full abstract»

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  • Getting innovative academic research products to the marketplace successfully

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    Summary form only given. Universities are developing highly innovative technological products, without any commercial outlets. Customers in the marketplace demand new innovative products that will astonish, delight and surprise them. Innovation and technology management are key ingredients in university engineering product design courses. An innovation process model has been applied and developed ... View full abstract»

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