Strategic Planning Decisions in the High Tech Industry, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1447148878
  • ISBN-13: 9781447148876
  • DDC: 620.0068
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 259 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released December 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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The scale and complexity of research and practices of open innovation mandate a correspondingly sophisticated form of decision making. Strategic Planning Decisions brings together a number of tools that ease the decision process in technology companies, providing both conceptual frameworks and practical applications.Innovative approaches are presented such as an ontology-based model where all the relevant aspects of a potential technology are interrelated to provide a comprehensive and logically connected data pool for decision makers. Divided into two sections, Strategic Planning Decisions describe both strategic approaches using the decision tools, and tactical approaches. Some of these tools are expanded while some others are embedded in a model that will lay the ground for practical application. These include:bibliometric analysis, ontology, roadmapping, lead user, six sigma, and multi-actor & multi-objective decision making methods Recent research and relevant theory  are balanced with up–to–date practical applications and hands–on techniques making Strategic Planning Decisions ideal for engineers who wish to keep up–to–date with current ideas in the field of TM. It also provides workable methods for practising managers from all levels who wish to apply a more rigorous approach in their work and consultants concerned with technology assessment and its management.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Strategic Planning Decisions: An Overview.
2: No Escape from the Dominant Theories: The Analysis of Intellectual Pillars of Technology Management in Developing Countries.
3: Ontology- and Function-Based Technology Model for Decision Making in New Product Development.
4: Strategic Foresight Methodology to Identifying Business Opportunities and Technology Trends.
5: Strategic Planning for Research-Intensive Institutions: An Approach Towards Identifying the Most Attractive Path for Technology Development.
6: Platform Emergence in Double Unknown (Technology, Markets): Common Unknown Strategy.
7: Imovator’s Dilemma: How to Decide When to be Offensive and When to be Defensive?.
8: Technology Acquisition by Collaboration: A Conceptual Framework.
9: Decision Making for New Technology: A Multi-Actor, Multi-Objective Method.
10: Evaluating and Communicating the Value of Technology: Concept and Practice.
11: The Role of Policy Intervention for Technology Management: The Case of Swedish Hybrid-Electric Vehicle Technology.
12: Utilizing Risk Analysis and Scenario Planning for Technology Roadmapping.
13: Application of Six Sigma Methodology and Use of Data in Decision Making in the Fixed Line Planning Process.