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Managing internal technology transfer in complex product development
Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Project management, Innovations and Entrepreneurship .ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3164-6352
Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, School of Engineering, Jönköping University, Jönköping, Sweden.
2008 (English)In: European Journal of Innovation Management, ISSN 1460-1060, Vol. 11, no 3, 349-365 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose - The purpose of this article is to illustrate how the characteristics of complex product systems pose specific managerial challenges onto the transfer of new technology from technology development to product development. Design/methodology/approach - The research relies on comparative case studies involving three cases of internal technology transfer processes in the development of electrical equipment and telecommunication systems. Findings - The research findings suggest that managerial decisions on internal technology transfer should be guided by a contingency framework rather than general procedures and tools. Research limitations/implications - Since the research is restricted to a limited number of case studies, additional studies are required to validate the findings. Practical implications - The study results indicate that in cases of complex product development, there is a need for a more integrated view on technology and product development, than what is commonly described in the literature. Originality/value - This article complements previous studies of the management of internal technology transfer processes, which primarily have addressed mass producing industries. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

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2008. Vol. 11, no 3, 349-365 p.
Keyword [en]
General management, Generation and dissemination of information, Product development, Telecommunication systems, Transfer processes
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Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-45478DOI: 10.1108/14601060810889008OAI: diva2:266374
Available from: 2009-10-11 Created: 2009-10-11 Last updated: 2014-10-08

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