Strategic management in technology-intensive industries
by Jacques B.H. Van Der Meer, Roland Calori
International Journal of Technology Management (IJTM), Vol. 4, No. 2, 1989

Abstract: This paper is based on an exploratory study of 12 Western European companies in four technology-intensive industries: semiconductors, photovoltaics, robotics and pharmaceuticals. The study revealed several common characteristics among successful companies in those dynamic industrial settings. After defining 'technology-intensive' industries, the authors address the following aspects: the critical success factors in the industries; the importance of a clear definition of a company's domain; the weight of inter-organizational strategies; the need for multi-functional collaboration; the nature of strategic decision-making; and the importance of human resource management.

Online publication date: Tue, 26-May-2009

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