Authors: Amnon Frenkel, Shlomo Maital, Hariolf Grupp
Addresses: Samuel Neaman Institute for Advanced Studies in Science and Technology, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Technion City, Haifa, 32000, Israel. Samuel Neaman Institute for Advanced Studies in Science and Technology, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Technion City, Haifa, 32000, Israel. Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research, Karlsruhe, Germany
Abstract: The propose of this paper is to extend the microeconomic benchmarking approach known as ||technometrics||. We offer a novel approach to measuring technical change at the product level, based on intertemporal comparison of product characteristics, using objective performance measures. The goal of the study is to provide a straightforward tool for benchmarking technological sophistication that can be portrayed graphically and shows how technological capabilities have changed between two points in time. This paper extends the static analysis of a previous paper, as it again deals with sensors, and implements the dynamic technometric approach on the updated sensor data.
Keywords: technical change; technometrics; dynamic; intertemporal; sensors.
International Journal of Technology Management, 2000 Vol.20 No.3/4, pp.429-441
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