The Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in Literature and Practice - A Review and Results from Field Research in Japan

International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 1-28, 2007

Posted: 11 Jun 2013

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Frank Tietze

University of Cambridge

Cornelius Herstatt

Technical University Hamburg-Harburg (TUHH)

Akio Nagahira

affiliation not provided to SSRN

David Probert

University of Cambridge - Centre for Technology Management

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

This paper presents a literature review discussing empirical as well as conceptual papers concerning the CTO — the Chief Technology Officer — his tasks, responsibilities and authority and his relations with other corporate functions. It further presents first results of a CTO survey conducted in the Japanese electrical engineering industry in the fall of 2006. Based on both, a set of propositions is presented which the authors test via a large forthcoming empirical study in the same industry.

Keywords: Chief Technology Officer, responsibilities, organizational integration, Japan, literature review

Suggested Citation

Tietze, Frank and Herstatt, Cornelius and Nagahira, Akio and Probert, David, The Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in Literature and Practice - A Review and Results from Field Research in Japan (2007). International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 1-28, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1846627

Frank Tietze (Contact Author)

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Cornelius Herstatt

Technical University Hamburg-Harburg (TUHH) ( email )

Hamburg, D-21071
Germany

Akio Nagahira

affiliation not provided to SSRN

No Address Available

David Probert

University of Cambridge - Centre for Technology Management ( email )

Engineering Department
Trumpington Street
Cambridge, CB2 1PZ
United Kingdom

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