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New technology initiatives from within and outside a company - different agility abilities
Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Ergonomics.
2005 (English)In: International Conference on Agility ICAM,2005, Otaniemi: Helsinki University of Technology , 2005, 281- p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Initiating and implementing new technologies in traditional mechanical products may be important to strategic decision-making with far reaching consequences for companies. New technology demands new competence. The new competence can come from outside or within the company. What are the differences between an initiative coming outside or within the company? In this study, two Swedish companies that initiated new technology in their traditional mechanical products have been chosen. The initiative to the new technology came in the -outside-initiative- company from a consulting group. In the -within-initiative- company the initiative came from engineers at the company. This paper compares the attributes of an agile organization in these two companies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Otaniemi: Helsinki University of Technology , 2005. 281- p.
Keyword [en]
new technology, mechanical products, change, agility, competence
National Category
Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-31057Local ID: 16777OAI: diva2:251880
Available from: 2009-10-09 Created: 2009-10-09

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