Int. J. of Technology Intelligence and Planning   »   2012 Vol.8, No.2

 

 

Title: Towards a modular toolkit for strategic technology management

 

Authors: Robert Phaal; Clive Kerr; Dominic Oughton; David Probert

 

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Institute for Manufacturing, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, 17 Charles Babbage Road, Cambridge, CB3 0FS, UK
Institute for Manufacturing, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, 17 Charles Babbage Road, Cambridge, CB3 0FS, UK
Institute for Manufacturing, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, 17 Charles Babbage Road, Cambridge, CB3 0FS, UK
Institute for Manufacturing, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, 17 Charles Babbage Road, Cambridge, CB3 0FS, UK

 

Abstract: Many strategic technology management methods and tools have been proposed and deployed by academics and practitioners. Each approach, with its advantages and disadvantages, provides a particular perspective for supporting understanding, analysis, decision and action. Many approaches overlap in function, the interfaces with other methods are not clear, and many variants of tools are often available with little guidance provided for their application. As a step towards the construction of a flexible toolkit for supporting strategic technology management, this paper sets out a workshop-based approach that comprises functional modules that can be combined to address a range of management challenges.

 

Keywords: management tools; technology management; roadmapping; portfolio management; workshops; modular toolkits; strategic management; flexible toolkits; workshop-based approaches; functional modules; management challenges; innovation strategy; technology intelligence; technology planning.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJTIP.2012.048475

 

Int. J. of Technology Intelligence and Planning, 2012 Vol.8, No.2, pp.161 - 181

 

Available online: 08 Aug 2012

 

 

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