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  • Technology Management in the Knowledge Era [front matter]

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): i - xvi
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    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 835 - 836
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  • Transfer of technological knowledge-an action and technology perspective

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 337 - 348 vol.2
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    In managers' minds technology transfer still is being considered as something like: I put together this package, then I hand it over to you and then it's done! Often enough, as a result of such kind of transfer of knowledge, the recipient will not be enabled to increase his or her ability to act. This paper focuses on how firms have can overcome the problems of traditional 'package' thinking in th... View full abstract»

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  • Management of the cross media impacts of municipal landfill sites: the Delphi technique

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 659 - 671 vol.2
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    Most of the existing solid waste disposal sites in Malaysia are practising either open dumping or controlled tipping because the technology of proper sanitary landfill practice is not totally implemented. The environmental conditions from these sites are thus expected to be bad especially in terms of the contamination of soil, air, surface and underground water, and also impacts on flora and fauna... View full abstract»

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  • The role of small and medium-sized enterprises in developing Egypt's tourism industry using e-Commerce

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 60 - 68 vol.2
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    As the world moves into the information age, consumers' expectations are being radically altered with the advent of the Internet and the flow of information and knowledge it provides to the global community. Moreover, with the continuous development of e-Commerce, businesses of different sizes and from various industries can enhance its productivity and profitability in ways deemed almost impossib... View full abstract»

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  • A new framework on industrial competitiveness: an alternative perspective blending competition with cooperation

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 675 - 680 vol.2
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    A framework on industrial competitiveness reflecting the competition plus cooperation among industries, academia and government in a Japanese context was proposed based on Kyosei philosophy. It offers an alternative perspective to examine the nature of competitiveness and recommend policy orientations toward virtuous competition. An indicator system was provided to monitor the changes with major d... View full abstract»

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  • A tool for measuring the performance in the R&D organizations

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 160 - 167 vol.2
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    The purpose of this work is to measure the performance of public research organisations (universities, federal labs, etc.) with a quali-quantitative approach. The method built, called Syn, is similar to the Delphi procedure; it proposes some topics to a group of researchers in order that they may offer quantitative estimates on the performance of each research activity carried out in their institu... View full abstract»

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  • The new document methodology: a value creation tool for the enterprise

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 314 - 319 vol.2
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    This paper sketches the evolution of document management systems from simple imaging/retrieval systems to an enlarged framework that forms a model of the enterprise. It specifically examines a new methodology based upon five axioms and four supporting cycles that creates a platform for a dynamic document model of the firm View full abstract»

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  • Coevolution of patent strategy and product strategy

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 481 - 484 vol.2
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    In the era of knowledge, the fit between the environment such as market and national patent system and product and patent strategies determines the longevity of a product. Patent strategy and product strategies coevolve by influencing each other through technology choices. This study offers a model to explain the coevolution of patent and product strategies View full abstract»

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  • Knowledge-based view on internationalization and effect of product/service types

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 320 - 334 vol.2
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    Small Infocom firms often show fast international growth. However, there are also differences in attitudes, speed and scope of internationalization within the industry and these can partly be attributed to differences in knowledge related variables like level of knowledge, its tacitness and path dependency. Results from the authors' survey of 171 Finnish SMEs show that product or service type may ... View full abstract»

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  • Study on the competitiveness of the Brazilian pharmaceutical industry based on Porter's typology

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 693 - 703 vol.2
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    The main purpose of this study is to evaluate how the strategies chosen by the firms inserted in the Brazilian pharmaceutical industry within the period 1995-1998 have influenced their strategic positioning and consequently affected their performance. Based on Michael Porter's theory on competitive strategies, the study presents the pertinent strategies for firms operating in the Brazilian pharmac... View full abstract»

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  • Forecasting micro electro mechanical systems: a disruptive innovation

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 391 - 399 vol.2
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    Two alternative methods for forecasting micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS)-a type of disruptive innovation are offered. The first method improves upon the currently used method by considering pro-innovation bias and distributional effects of expert opinions. The second method builds upon the established forecasting literature. Both methods are described in a detailed applied manner to encoura... View full abstract»

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  • The technology vicinity: a location based view on technology

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 444 - 452 vol.2
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    The issue of technology transfer has been viewed from many different perspectives. In this case the focus is on the process of (production) technology transfer. One of the difficulties in studying international technology transfer is the definition of technology. The many technology definitions that exist are either too 'loosely' formulated or they require thorough expert knowledge. This results i... View full abstract»

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  • Market growth models in which the potential market size increases with time

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 788 - 796 vol.2
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    This paper analyzes market growth models, whose potential markets increase with time stepwise or continuously. There is no previous research paying attention to the expansion of this potential market. The "n-step logistic model" and "double logistic model" are presented as the new model. This research verifies the validity of the models by quantitative analysis View full abstract»

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  • Developing competencies and capabilities through knowledge management: a contingent perspective

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 257 - 267 vol.2
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    This paper develops the concept of management capabilities and competencies as a bridge between the current thinking on the resource-based theory of the firm and knowledge management that allows us to propose a model linking management development activities and firm performance through the development of managerial capabilities and competencies. Further, we propose that a consideration of the con... View full abstract»

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  • Evaluation and selection processes of petroleum exploration and development projects: an empirical study

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 411 - 422 vol.2
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    The paper describes the decision-making process of US petroleum companies in identification, evaluation and selection of petroleum exploration and development projects. The information was gathered through a combination of literature survey, input from expert panel and survey responses from decision-makers in petroleum companies. The paper discusses methodology, analyses and results of the study View full abstract»

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  • Planning for technology implementation: an SD(DEA) approach

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 375 - 383 vol.2
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    The introduction of new technologies often causes a temporary loss of productivity and leads to additional unforeseen costs over a system's life-cycle. One of the reasons for this productivity degradation is that traditional systems engineering management fails to plan for the effects of technology implementation. However, planning for technology implementation is not an easy venture. When introdu... View full abstract»

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  • External technology commercialization: policy guidelines

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 485 - 496 vol.2
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    A growing number of publications are addressing the issue of intellectual capital. Patents are one form of intellectual capital. Patents play an important role in the appropriation of rents for firms. This is exactly what makes them valuable. However, the question arises: what is constituting the value of a patent? What is discerning a valuable from a nonvaluable patent? In the past, economists we... View full abstract»

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  • Research issues in e-business

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 29 - 37 vol.2
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    With the businesses increasingly trading on the Internet, especially in B2C and B2B categories, there has been many successes as well as failures. The authors have discussed research issues such as strategy, legality and management, which are relevant to advancement of applications of e-business. These issues are becoming important in the face of spates of pure dot-com failures. The authors realiz... View full abstract»

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  • Enhancing technology management through alliances

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 707 - 714 vol.2
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    As part of a larger study, software firms in the Northwest US were surveyed on their alliances with: (1) suppliers; (2) firms that produce related products; and (3) firms that bought their products. The structure of alliances maintained by the firm was related to new product success. In addition, the climate of trust and commitment in the relationship was assessed View full abstract»

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  • Missing link of national entrepreneurial business model-issues of high-tech start-up in Japan, in comparison with US and German model

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 85 - 99 vol.2
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    In this paper, the author attempts to find out why Japanese high-tech start-up are not emerging, using the entrepreneurial business model, comparing to US and German model. The components of the entrepreneurial business model are different by country, because of the industry structure and maturity of entrepreneurial business. He first analyzes why the US and Germany are succeeding to develop high-... View full abstract»

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  • Dissecting the professional culture: insights from inside the IT "black box"

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 521 - 531 vol.2
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    Global and multinational corporations are increasingly relying upon information systems that are developed and operated across a multicultural environment. Teams often consist of professionals who vary greatly in their cultural dimensions. These professionals follow the guidelines of the systems development life cycle (SDLC). The SDLC phases may differ in the traits necessary for their success. Th... View full abstract»

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  • Strategic management of technology in a global perspective: differences between European, Japanese and US companies

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 797 - 809 vol.2
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    The analyses presented in this paper are based on a survey among senior technology officers from 209 large companies from Western Europe, North America and Japan. The main results are: there is a growing tendency to acquire technology from external sources; and the international generation of research and technology plays a very important role in the strategies of the companies investigated and th... View full abstract»

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  • Interactive R&D portfolio selection considering multiple objectives, project interdependencies, and time: a three-phase approach

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 423 - 428 vol.2
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    The authors present an approach that supports three phases of R&D project selection: proposal candidates are identified by a score based screening process; an integer linear programming model determines all efficient portfolios considering multiple objectives, project interdependencies, and time; and an interactive procedure matches portfolios with aspired benefit and resource levels View full abstract»

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  • Task-centered manufacturing information system: structure and application

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 240 - 249 vol.2
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    Demands on manufacturing industry to provide flexibility and to reduce costs have put pressures on manufacturing companies to improve productivity. These demands, coupled with computer hardware and software advances, have encouraged manufacturing information system (MIS) development. As a result the role and importance of a MIS within the manufacturing environment has changed dramatically in recen... View full abstract»

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