ELEMENTS OFSTRATEGIC TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT, ACTA UNIVERSITATIS OULUENSIS C Technica 362

In an increasingly complex economic and social environment, high technology companies arefacing accelerating technological development and global technology-based competition. Due tothe critical role of technology in a competitive environment, strategic technology management isimportant for enterprises. For the long-term success, companies must develop and sustain theirtechnological capabilities to create internal and external impacts within an ambiguous socio-economic context.\nIn the absence of commonly agreed frameworks, elements of strategic technology managementare discovered in this dissertation. The research is conducted in the context of high technologyproduct companies, to develop a framework based on literature findings, and by obtainingqualitative information on enterprise practices.\nFor the framework development, integrated management theory is applied to considertechnology management in strategic dimension. The framework consists of structures, objectivesand impacts categories, each having six main elements which contain several sub-classes.\nIn the research, perceptions of enterprise practitioners indicated that the entire field of strategictechnology management is confusing and diversely practiced. The contribution of this dissertationis benefiting practitioners by providing an outline to assist in defining and developing thepractices. For the main theoretical contribution, the framework unites strategic management,organizational management, and technology management concepts in enterprise context.\nAs a practical implication, it is suggested that companies should consider establishing andintegrating strategic technology management as a distinguishing managerial discipline amongstother organizational functions. Enterprises should consider defining and developing the necessarystructures and objectives for strategic technology management, to proactively manage impacts oftechnology for competitiveness of the enterprise, and for sustainable development of its socio-economic environment.\nIn conclusion, the framework provides for scholars and practitioners a logical structure toelements of strategic technology management.

ISBN-10:
978-951-42-6249-4
Kieli:
eng.
Sivumäärä:
158 s.
Tekijät:
SAHLMAN KARI
Tuotekoodi 013990
20,00 €