Title: Successes and failures in managing innovations: bridging the interface between technology and business

Authors: Jarunee Wonglimpiyarat, Napaporn Yuberk

Addresses: The National Science and Technology Development Agency, Ministry of Science and Technology, 114 Thailand Science Park, Paholyothin Rd., Klong 1, Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120, Thailand. ' Department of Technology Management, Faculty of Science and Technology, Assumption University, Ram Khamhaeng Road, Soi 24, Hua Mak Campus, Bangkok 10240, Thailand

Abstract: This paper is concerned with the management of technology linked with the technology commercialisation (business-oriented) aspect. The analysis of this paper is based on the two major research funding organisations in Thailand: the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) and the Thailand Research Fund (TRF). Since there are difficulties in exerting an effective pull on the formal R&D system, specific attention is given to the innovative activities along the stages from development to commercialisation. The R&D Management System Model is proposed to deepen an understanding of the relation among the technological capability of the Thai industry, the level of innovation diffusion, and the management of R&D projects. The empirical contribution of this paper is to help R&D managers understand how to manage R&D projects in order to bridge the interface between technology and business (successfully bringing technology to market).

Keywords: innovation management; technology commercialisation; S-curve; innovation diffusion; technology push; demand pull; Thailand; R&D management; research and development; government R&D.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTPM.2006.010074

International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management, 2006 Vol.6 No.1, pp.86 - 102

Published online: 14 Jun 2006 *

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