Int. J. of Technology Intelligence and Planning   »   2011 Vol.7, No.3

 

 

Title: A process for configuring technology management tools

 

Authors: Jan-Niklas Keltsch; David Probert; Rob Phaal

 

Addresses:
Engineering Department, Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB3 0FS, UK.
Engineering Department, Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB3 0FS, UK.
Engineering Department, Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB3 0FS, UK

 

Abstract: This paper presents a process that managers apply when implementing technology management tools within their organisations. The results of the study suggests that the tool implementation is triggered by multiple events and followed by the four process phases of studying, configuring, executing and re-configuring the tool. The study analyses best-practice findings from industry cases and suggest activities for each process phase that managers should be aware of. These results are derived from a participant observer investigation and case studies conducted within 13 companies from various industry sectors.

 

Keywords: business context; technology management tools; technology management methods; technology planning; technology intelligence; con?guration process; case study research.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJTIP.2011.044609

 

Int. J. of Technology Intelligence and Planning, 2011 Vol.7, No.3, pp.181 - 200

 

Available online: 30 Dec 2011

 

 

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