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New Technology Initiatives from Within and Outside of a Company Express Different Agility Abilities
Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Ergonomics.
2006 (English)In: International journal of agile manufacturing, ISSN 1536-2639, Vol. 9, no 1, 109-114 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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 from outside or within the company? In this study, two Swedish companies that initiated new technology in their traditional mechanical products have been chosen for scrutiny. The initiative for 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 article compares the attributes of an agile organization with these two companies.

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2006. Vol. 9, no 1, 109-114 p.
Keyword [en]
new technology, integrated products, mechanical products, change, agility, competence, initiative
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Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-35155Local ID: 25325OAI: diva2:256003
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10 Last updated: 2011-01-11

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