Title: An integrative framework for R&D management in system industries

Authors: Bhatt L. Vadlamani

Addresses: Department of Management, University of Massachusetts at Boston, 100 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125-3393, USA

Abstract: Heterogeneous component technologies can converge into systems with novel functionalities, creating new industries. Analysing 1193 events in the interactive television industry during 1992-95, this paper describes the characteristics of such system industries. It models the dynamism and complexity of system industries using the ||social construction of technology|| and ||technological systems|| perspectives. It then develops an integrative framework for R&D management in system industries based on the insights.

Keywords: system industries; cognitive mode of R&D; social mode of R&D; marketing mode of R&D; technology portfolio; R&D management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.1997.001702

International Journal of Technology Management, 1997 Vol.13 No.7/8, pp.818-832

Published online: 17 Aug 2003 *

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