Title: Innovation and technology in process industry: a process management perspective on technology strategic planning

Authors: Andreas Larsson

Addresses: Centre for Management of Innovation and Technology in Process Industry, Division of Industrial Organization, Lulea University of Technology, 971 87 Lulea, Sweden

Abstract: How do multinational corporations manage innovation and technology strategy development? The paper explores the dynamic relationship between innovation-related matters, technology-related matters and business-related matters in technology strategic planning and how its outcome is displayed and communicated. The results show that technology-related matters are either managed as part of the work process of innovation strategy formulation or divided between the work processes of business strategy formulation and innovation strategy formulation. Hence, technology-related matters are not dealt with in a work process of their own. However, the technology strategy content is separated from the innovation strategy content and business strategy content.

Keywords: technology strategy; strategic planning; process management; technology planning; process industry; innovation strategy.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPMB.2006.010857

International Journal of Process Management and Benchmarking, 2006 Vol.1 No.3, pp.201 - 219

Published online: 08 Sep 2006 *

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