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Strategic technology management issues in japanese manufacturing industry

Published on Jan 1, 1989in Technology Analysis & Strategic Management 1.74
· DOI :10.1080/09537328908523973
Ove Granstrand20
Estimated H-index: 20
(Chalmers University of Technology),
Sören Sjölander7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Chalmers University of Technology),
Sverker Alänge10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Chalmers University of Technology)
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The purpose of this paper is to elaborate upon some strategic technology management issues which have been identified in interviews with top technology managers in 14 major, technology-based Japanes corporations. The study is part of a larger research project comparing best management practices regarding R&D, technology and innovation in companies in Japan, USA and Europe.
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Published on Jan 1, 2007in Harvard Business Review 5.69
Robert H. Hayes1
Estimated H-index: 1
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William J. Abernathy1
Estimated H-index: 1
Unlike European and Japanese managers, American managers have sometimes avoided the hard, make-or-break decisions concerning technological competitiveness. Examining how this shortsighted neglect contributed to U.S. economic decline several decades ago offers useful lessons for today's companies.
Published on Feb 1, 1990in Research Policy 5.42
Ove Granstrand20
Estimated H-index: 20
(Chalmers University of Technology),
Sören Sjölander7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Chalmers University of Technology)
Abstract This paper introduces the concept of a multi-technology corporation (MTC) and elaborates upon some critical problems in managing innovation in such a context. A model that may aid in conceptualizing various technology strategies is presented. Two generic management of technology problems, technology transition and technology transfer, are presented and analysed. Two empirical case illustrations are given. One case analyzes how the Swedish telecommunications company Ericsson managed its ...
Published on Jul 18, 1986in Science 41.04
Fumio Kodama8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Graduate School USA)
A Japanese database on research and development that disaggregates an industry's intramural expenditure into 31 different product fields is used tp measure technological diversification. Sectoral patterts are identified in terms of upstream, downstream, and horizontal diversification—that is, respectively, diversification of an industry's research and development activities into product fields that are industrial inputs of that industry, into those that are outputs, and diversification that is n...
Published on Oct 1, 1978in R & D Management 2.35
Ove Granstrand20
Estimated H-index: 20
(Chalmers University of Technology),
lngemar Fernlund1
Estimated H-index: 1
The need to coordinate multinational R & D increases in many corporations which want to take advantages of scale, synergy and multinationality on a world-wide basis. The Swedish engineering corporation SKF has tackled this problem as an early internationalized but lately diversified corporation working in mature technologies and markets. Substantial coordination has been achieved through a heavy resource commitment in a foreign corporate R & D lab, and a subsequent build-up of a rather elaborate...
Published on Jan 1, 1978
Ove Granstrand20
Estimated H-index: 20
,
Ingemar Fernlund1
Estimated H-index: 1
Published on Oct 1, 1966in Management Science 4.22
Raymond S. Isenson1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Office of the Secretary of Defense)
The term, technological forecasting, is appearing with ever increasing frequency in the public utterances of government and industrial leaders. Yet it is obvious to even the most casual observer that little agreement exists as to the meaning of the term, the potential for useful forecasting, regardless of detailed nature, or the status of relevant studies. The purpose of this paper is to review generally the various, apparently useful forecasting techniques, to offer a rationale basis for undert...
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Published on Dec 1, 2018in Triple Helix
Sverker Alänge10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Chalmers University of Technology),
Annika Steiber7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Menlo College)
This paper examines new approaches that large firms are using to become more ambidextrous—more able to “explore” and innovate for the future while they “exploit” current lines of business. It presents and compares three different models for boosting innovation by partnering with external actors: GE Appliances’ FirstBuild unit for new-product development, the Open Innovation function at Electrolux, and Lantmannen’s Greenhouse corporate accelerator program. The models are early-stage but have star...
Published on Jan 1, 2004
Mark Lorenzen19
Estimated H-index: 19
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Volker Mahnke19
Estimated H-index: 19
The governance of knowledge production and use is central to the theory of the MNC since its inception (Vernon, 1966; Hymer 1959; Buckley and Casson, 1976). One classical motive for FDI is to exploit knowledge assets developed at home. More recent research (Bartlett and Ghoshal, 1989; Hedlund, 1994; Cantwell, 1995; Florida, 1997; Grandstrand et al., 1992; Kummerle, 1999) stresses the need for cross-border learning. Thus, a central element in location decisions becomes knowledge-exploration in fo...
Published on Mar 1, 1999in Research Policy 5.42
Ove Granstrand20
Estimated H-index: 20
(Chalmers University of Technology)
Abstract Based on a questionnaire survey of large corporations in Japan and Sweden, representing chemical, electronic and mechanical engineering sectors, this paper probes three research issues: (1) the level, pace and possible nation-specific mode of internationalization of R&D, (2) the relative roles of demand and supply side factors, and (3) the possible internationalization of industry–university collaborations. The results show a general growth of international R&D across sectors and countr...
Published on Sep 1, 1998in Research Policy 5.42
Ove Granstrand20
Estimated H-index: 20
(Chalmers University of Technology)
Abstract The modern firm is a very viable economic institution, drawing strength from a competitive market economy, with embedded `super-markets' for corporate control and `sub-markets' for internal organization. The technology-based firm in addition draws strength from its co-evolution with modern science and technology (and vice versa), and thereby becomes increasingly important. However, received theories of the firm, of which there are many, have not particularly taken account of technology ...
Published on Jun 1, 1995in Journal of Evolutionary Economics 1.44
Ove Granstrand20
Estimated H-index: 20
(Chalmers University of Technology),
Sverker Alänge10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Chalmers University of Technology)
This paper analyzes the evolution and role of corporate entrepreneurship in Swedish industry, particularly for the 1945–1980 period, based on data on the 100 economically most important innovations during this period. Privately owned large corporations (Schumpeter Mark II) dominated in launching innovations in almost all industrial sectors and in all subperiods but decreasingly so. 20% of the innovations were launched by new firms (Schumpeter Mark I) but most of these new firms were spun-off and...
Published on Nov 1, 1994in IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management 1.87
Ove Granstrand20
Estimated H-index: 20
(Chalmers University of Technology),
Christer Oskarsson6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Chalmers University of Technology)
This paper explores the nature of technology diversification at the product and corporate levels and shows its strong impact upon growth of R&D expenditures and growth of corporate sales. The emergence of "mul-tech" corporations, that is, corporations operating in many technologies, is demonstrated and the hypothesis that technology diversification creates a potential for growth is tested. However, in order to realize mul-tech-based growth it is of vital importance to gear technology management ...
Published on Mar 1, 1991in Journal of International Business Studies 7.72
Parimal Patel11
Estimated H-index: 11
(University of Sussex),
Keith Pavitt39
Estimated H-index: 39
(University of Sussex)
US patenting by 686 of the world's largest manufacturing firms shows that their share of the world's production of technology is less than their share of R&D activities, and varies greatly amongst sectors. In most cases, the technological activities of these large firms are concentrated in their home country, the characteristics of which influence the volume and trends in their technological activities much more strongly then the international component of these activities. At the same time, the...