Title: An international collaboration of technology using a business roadmapping approach

Authors: Chang Won Lee

Addresses: School of Business, Hanyang University, 17 Haeng Dang Dong, Seoul 133-791, Korea

Abstract: This paper presents a long-range technology strategy and business roadmaps (BRM) of a certain industry, in the context of international collaboration in technology planning. The roadmapping approach is utilised for an analysis of the current state-of-art in terms of international collaboration in technology. A case study based on industry-level analysis is also utilised. Among the four types of technology collaboration – licensing, co-researching, R&D centre establishment, green field investment – the industry in this study is heavily dependent on co-research conducted between countries. In order to vitalise the industry, this study focuses on implementation strategies via SWOT analysis. The results of this study indicate that policy-makers and business decision-makers can achieve strategic gains using technology strategy for international technology collaboration.

Keywords: international collaboration; technology management; business roadmaps; technological strategies; roadmapping; technology planning; licensing; co-researching; R&D centres; research and development; green field investment; implementation strategies; SWOT analysis; strengths weaknesses opportunities threats; policy-makers; decision making; strategic gains; South Korea; machinery industry; global entrepreneurship; innovation management; globalisation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEIM.2010.035088

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, 2010 Vol.12 No.3/4, pp.363 - 374

Published online: 03 Sep 2010 *

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