Title: Changes, challenges and continuity: an entrepreneurial vision from an electronics multinational

Authors: Guido J.J.M. Hayen

Addresses: Director, Corporate External Relations, N.V. Philips Gloeilampenfabrieken, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Abstract: International companies are confronted by the challenge of changes in both scale and scope. This challenge emerges due to: technological turbulence, the all pervasive nature of micro-electronics, the trend towards globalization, and changes in competitive relationships. This paper refers to a statement by Peter Drucker that the entrepreneurial task is to search for change. to respond to it, and to exploit it as an opportunity.

Keywords: organisational change; technological change; multinational corporations; MNCs; microelectronics; entrepreneurship; management innovation; competitive relationships; electronics applications; Philips International.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.1988.025967

International Journal of Technology Management, 1988 Vol.3 No.3, pp.263 - 271

Published online: 26 May 2009 *

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