Changes in the Strategic Management of Technology: Results of a Global Benchmarking Study

16 Pages Posted: 28 Dec 2002

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Jakob Edler

University of Manchester - Manchester Institute of Innovation Research

F. Meyer-Krahmer

Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI)

Guido Reger

University of Applied Sciences Brandenburg - Institute for Innovation and Internationalization

Abstract

This contribution analyses main changes in the strategic management of technology of the world's most technology-intensive companies from western Europe, North America and Japan. The results presented here are based on a literature review and a survey which show the following main results: first, R&D and technology have become key cornerstones of corporate and business strategy. Second, there is a growing tendency to acquire technology from external sources throughout the sample. Third, internationalization of R&D plays a very important role in the strategies of the large companies investigated and the data shows that it will certainly gain further momentum. However, internationalization of R&D is confined to the Triad regions and is not "global". Based on our analysis, cornerstones of a future generation of R&D/technology management are developed.

Suggested Citation

Edler, Jakob and Meyer-Krahmer, F. and Reger, Guido, Changes in the Strategic Management of Technology: Results of a Global Benchmarking Study. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=309406

Jakob Edler (Contact Author)

University of Manchester - Manchester Institute of Innovation Research ( email )

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F. Meyer-Krahmer

Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI) ( email )

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Karlsruhe, D-76139
Germany

Guido Reger

University of Applied Sciences Brandenburg - Institute for Innovation and Internationalization ( email )

Brandenburg/Havel, 14770
Germany

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