Title: Technology strategy in a borderless economy

Authors: T. Nakahara

Addresses: Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd., 4-5-32 Kitahama, Chuo-ku, Osaka, 541-0001, Japan.

Abstract: The international society has been increasingly integrated in the borderless economy toward the 21st century. The accessibility to one common market in a borderless economy will awaken an era of mega-competition. The emerging trend of technology strategy of companies in the borderless economy is to strengthen the competitiveness in the core business fields and create new high-tech industries to ensure future development. The new high-tech industries likely to prosper in the future include electronics, computer and information industries on a short-term basis, and superconductivity technology and biotechnology which will contribute to the solution of energy and environmental problems on a mid- to long-term basis. Technology strategy in a borderless economy should be based on competitiveness of company and technology foresight.

Keywords: borderless; core business; global production; manufacturing system; high-tech industries; multimedia; technology foresight; superconductivity.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.1999.002741

International Journal of Technology Management, 1999 Vol.17 No.6, pp.711-724

Published online: 06 Jul 2003 *

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