Title: Elements of strategic management of technology: a conceptual framework of enterprise practice

Authors: Kari Sahlman, Harri Haapasalo

Addresses: Nokia Siemens Networks, P.O. Box 319, Oulu FI-90651, Finland. ' Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, University of Oulu, P.O. Box 4610, Oulu FI-90014, Finland

Abstract: Elements of strategic management of technology (MoT) are discovered and outlined in a conceptual framework. Strategic MoT is a necessity for creation and execution of technology strategy for sustained competitive advantage of an enterprise. In absence of coherent frameworks, practitioners encounter difficulties to cope with complexity of MoT. Amended framework, based on integrated management theory, considers comprehensively elements of company|s internal technology infrastructure, objectives and external environment impacts. The strategic MoT framework is suggested to provide theory basis for scholars and be applicable for practitioners to enable clarity and convergence of technology management field.

Keywords: conceptual framework; elements; enterprise development; framework; management of technology; strategic management; technology management framework; technology strategy.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMED.2009.026083

International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development, 2009 Vol.7 No.3, pp.319 - 337

Published online: 26 May 2009 *

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