Management and organisational challenges to technology (paradigm) S-curve change management
by L. Ken Keys
International Journal of Technology Management (IJTM), Vol. 14, No. 2/3/4, 1997

Abstract: Over the past thirty to forty years a body of knowledge has begun to be established on major company challenges / problems of managing the transition from a successful historical old technology-based business to a new technology base. Consumer electronics, VCRs, photocopiers and personal computers provide several examples of fatal or near-fatal unsuccessful transitions of US companies to a new technology-based business. Drawing on this knowledge base, the author presents a case for the automobile industry displaying signs of an old technology business base which could forebode serious problems to its future continued success without major business / technology changes.

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