Title: Impacts of strategic management of technology in a conceptual framework of enterprise practice

Authors: Kari Sahlman, Harri Haapasalo

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

Abstract: In high velocity and turbulent business environment strategic management of technology is a managerial challenge. In this paper the impacts of strategic management of technology are outlined in a conceptual framework with a perspective to utilisation of the framework. The elements of the strategic management of technology consist of structures, objectives and impacts. The impacts are classified as tangible, business model, knowledge based, transitional and dynamic, social and environmental impacts. As a comprehensive model the framework is proposed to apply for practitioners in systematic development of strategic management of technology, and to provide a frame of reference for scholars.

Keywords: strategic management; management of technology; MOT; technology management; enterprise practice; innovation; learning; business models; knowledge; transitional impact; social impact; environmental impact.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2011.038545

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2011 Vol.9 No.2, pp.224 - 244

Published online: 10 Feb 2011 *

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