Int. J. of Technology Management   »   1988 Vol.3, No.3



Title: Changes, challenges and continuity: an entrepreneurial vision from an electronics multinational


Author: Guido J.J.M. Hayen


Address: Director, Corporate External Relations, N.V. Philips Gloeilampenfabrieken, Eindhoven, The Netherlands


Abstract: International companies are confronted by the challenge of changes in both scale and scope. This challenge emerges due to: technological turbulence, the all pervasive nature of micro-electronics, the trend towards globalization, and changes in competitive relationships. This paper refers to a statement by Peter Drucker that the entrepreneurial task is to search for change. to respond to it, and to exploit it as an opportunity.


Keywords: organisational change; technological change; multinational corporations; MNCs; microelectronics; entrepreneurship; management innovation; competitive relationships; electronics applications; Philips International.


DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.1988.025967


Int. J. of Technology Management, 1988 Vol.3, No.3, pp.263 - 271


Available online: 26 May 2009



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