Title: Technology roadmap development process (TRDP) in the medical electronic device industry

Authors: Tugrul U. Daim; Fredy A. Gomez; Hilary Martin; Nasir Sheikh

Addresses: Department of Engineering and Technology Management, Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science, Portland State University, P.O. Box 751, Portland, OR 97207-0751, USA ' Department of Engineering and Technology Management, Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science, Portland State University, P.O. Box 751, Portland, OR 97207-0751, USA ' Department of Engineering and Technology Management, Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science, Portland State University, P.O. Box 751, Portland, OR 97207-0751, USA ' Department of Engineering and Technology Management, Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science, Portland State University, P.O. Box 751, Portland, OR 97207-0751, USA

Abstract: Technology intelligence using techniques such as data mining or patent analyses is not a new concept in the management of technology. Nevertheless, there is a lack of useful, user-friendly techniques that incorporate quantitative data and expert judgements in technology forecasting, especially if the application targets the medical electronic device industry. This study aims to develop a new model that integrates quantitative data from a variety of sources and expert judgements to develop a technology roadmap for emerging technologies.

Keywords: technology intelligence; technology roadmap; medical devices; data mining; medical electronics; healthcare technology; technology management; technology forecasting; expert judgements.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIR.2013.052580

International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, 2013 Vol.7 No.2, pp.228 - 263

Available online: 12 Mar 2013 *

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