Managing Technological Innovation: Competitive Advantage from Change

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Wiley, 1998 - Technology & Engineering - 369 pages
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Linking Science and Technology to Economic Goals Within An Organization The growing service economy, the information superhighway, corporate reengineering—these are just a few of the major trends that have emerged in the decade since Frederick Betz published the seminal work on management of technology (MOT). In this new volume, Betz addresses these and many other important factors that have arisen from technological innovation and continue to influence the way technology is managed. Citing numerous case studies that illustrate the most successful approaches and analyzing those that did not succeed, Betz addresses basic concerns such as the ways in which technological innovation occurs and the concepts and techniques through which it can best be managed. He moves on to more specific challenges, such as the need to manage advances in software-based service technologies and the integration of service and manufacturing technologies. These issues are linked with the need to integrate organizational change with technological change and to use new technological tools to manage the new technologies. In this remarkable new volume, Frederick Betz:
  • Addresses industrial technology issues from two different perspectives: management concepts and technical concepts
  • Distinguishes between the technology management needs of government and industry
  • Provides a contemporary overview of MOT from one of its original creators
  • Clarifies complex issues and helps the reader visualize future MOT problems
  • Describes economic development in the historical context of scientific change
MOT is the crossroads at which technology strategy meets business strategy to create new business opportunities. Managing Technological Innovation helps managers and engineers to nurture and direct that creative potential to meet the evolving needs of industry and government alike.

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INNOVATION PROCESSES
53
ENTERPRISE SYSTEMS
103
Managing with Technology
144
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FREDERICK BETZ, Program Director in the Technology Management Program of the Graduate School of the University of Maryland University College (UMUC), is renowned for his work in the management of technology. He is the author of Managing Technological Innovation, also published by Wiley. A library of case studies is available at www.wiley.com/betz

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