Title: Technology strategy of Toshiba Corporation: a knowledge evolution perspective

Authors: B. Bowonder, T. Miyake

Addresses: ITC Chair Professor on Strategic Management of Technology, Administrative Staff College of India, Bella Vista, Hyderabad 500 082, India. Investment of Technology Promotion Branch, United Nations Industrial Development Organisation, A-1400 Vienna, Austria

Abstract: Toshiba is one of the most innovative Japanese firms. The paper analyses the knowledge management systems used at Toshiba. Knowledge based strategies are superior and this involves knowledge evolution, fusion, complementing, enhancement and spin-off. Through strategic alignment of people, business processes and technological knowledge gets integrated. The result of the strong strategic alignment is the evolution of a competitive edge, as indicated by the examples.

Keywords: technology strategy; Toshiba; LCD; knowledge evolution; knowledge management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.2000.002849

International Journal of Technology Management, 2000 Vol.19 No.7/8, pp.864-895

Available online: 07 Jul 2003 *

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