Title: Technology management control: a conceptual approach for technology-based enterprises

Authors: Hans-Helmuth Jung

Addresses: SIMMA Management Consultants, Pfaffikon (Schwyz), Switzerland, and Center for Enterprise Science, Group for Technology and Innovation Management, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ), Switzerland

Abstract: Accelerated technological change has become a fact and involves the evaluation, development, implementation and substitution of technologies within innovation-driven enterprises. Strategic and in particular technology management needs to address these issues. Management control has experienced a fundamental change and in parallel, the question arises whether current management control systems can adequately cope with complex technology issues in technology-based enterprises? Previous technology management control approaches in literature are fragmental. The call from industry in turn, shows the importance of research of Technology Management Control Systems in technology-based enterprises. Enterprises pursue technology management control activities, but these are imperfectly structured and most enterprises wish to give the activities more structure, such as through a Technology Management Control System. The aim of this article is to make a major contribution towards closing these gaps. Based on a strategic management control approaches, an appropriate Technology Management Control System is adapted and enhanced with technology issues.

Keywords: technology management control; technology-based enterprises; technology management control system; technology management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTIP.2004.004931

International Journal of Technology Intelligence and Planning, 2004 Vol.1 No.1, pp.115 - 130

Published online: 26 Jul 2004 *

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