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Technology and strategy [electronic resource] : conceptual models and diagnostics /
Richard A. Goodman, Michael W. Lawless.
imprint
New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
description
x, 291 p. : ill.
ISBN
0195079493 (Cloth)
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imprint
New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
isbn
0195079493 (Cloth)
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
Title from e-book title screen (viewed October 15, 2007).
catalogue key
7372116
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-283) and index.
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Review Quotes
"Goodman and Lawless have created an excellent reference for anyone who is interested in the strategic planning of RandD or management of a firm's technology portfolio."--Journal of Production and Innovative Management
"Goodman and Lawless have created an excellent reference for anyone who isinterested in the strategic planning of RandD or management of a firm'stechnology portfolio."--Journal of Production and Innovative Management
"Technology and Strategy is one of those rare books that operates well on two levels: it retains its academic integrity while refusing to sacrifice managerial practicality....A thoroughly researched and well-written work, this book should be mandatory reading in both university classrooms andthe executive suites of modern corporations."--IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management
"Technology and Strategy is one of those rare books that operates well ontwo levels: it retains its academic integrity while refusing to sacrificemanagerial practicality....A thoroughly researched and well-written work, thisbook should be mandatory reading in both university classrooms and the executivesuites of modern corporations."--IEEE Transactions on EngineeringManagement
"Technology and Strategy is one of those rare books that operates well on two levels: it retains its academic integrity while refusing to sacrifice managerial practicality....A thoroughly researched and well-written work, this book should be mandatory reading in both university classrooms and the executive suites of modern corporations."--IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management "Goodman and Lawless have created an excellent reference for anyone who is interested in the strategic planning of R&D or management of a firm's technology portfolio."--Journal of Production and Innovative Management
" Technology and Strategy is one of those rare books that operates well on two levels: it retains its academic integrity while refusing to sacrifice managerial practicality....A thoroughly researched and well-written work, this book should be mandatory reading in both university classrooms and the executive suites of modern corporations."-- IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management "Goodman and Lawless have created an excellent reference for anyone who is interested in the strategic planning of R&D or management of a firm's technology portfolio."-- Journal of Production and Innovative Management
"Technology and Strategyis one of those rare books that operates well on two levels: it retains its academic integrity while refusing to sacrifice managerial practicality....A thoroughly researched and well-written work, this book should be mandatory reading in both university classrooms and the executive suites of modern corporations."--IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management "Goodman and Lawless have created an excellent reference for anyone who is interested in the strategic planning of R&D or management of a firm's technology portfolio."--Journal of Production and Innovative Management
1. A Roadmap to Effective Technology-Strategy Choices Part I: Broad Guidance for Technological and Strategic Praxis: Conceptual Frameworks and Contextual Analysis 2. Strategy as Defensible Competitive Advantage 3. The Technology-Strategy Interface Part II: Techniques for Diagnosing Situations and Selecting Technology Strategies 4. Success Conditions for Technology Strategies 5. Mapping a Technology's Antecedents 6. Mapping Technological Potential for Defensible Positioning 7. Some Examples of Strategic Technology Maps 8. Evaluating Your Advantage: The Innovation Audit 9. Detailing the Innovation Audit Technique 10. Some Examples of the Inovation Audit Part III: Technological Connections to Other Strategic Issues 11. Thinking About Technology 12. Technology, Core Competence, and the Resource-Based View 13. Technology and Strategy Issues in Improved Quality Part IV: Techniques for Managing Technology Strategies 14. Technology Management Techniques 15. Selecting Appropriate Technology Substrategies 16. Structuring the Organization for Advantage: The Technological Innovation Dimension 17. External Acquisition of Technology 18. The Elements of Strategic Action: Analysis, Formulation, and Implementation Bibliography Index
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Summaries
Long Description
In today's complex, dynamic competitive landscape, management of technology can mean the difference between success and failure. Managers and researchers alike need effective ways to conceptualize and develop technology strategies. Richard Goodman and Michael Lawless provide tools needed to integrate firms' technology capabilities with their competitive direction. Technology and Strategy presents models that help put technology and its market impacts into perspective. It addresses the broad questions of how technology and markets evolve, how technology can re-order the "rules" of competition, and how it can shift the balance of individual firms' competitive advantage. It also blends topics currently capturing attention in business circles--such as Total Quality Management and the resource-based view of the firm--into a clear view of technology management programs. Technology and Strategy also describes methods to develop specific strategies to cope with challenges facing executives--like evaluating promising, but untried, new technologies. Using actual case studies from the electronics and bio-tech industries, Goodman and Lawless demonstrate the use of new techniques to formulate strategy, including Technology Mapping and the Innovation Audit. Both were created to help executives choose the approach to technology best suited to their firms' particular capabilities. Offering clear, practical guidance through a complex, fast-changing world of competition, this new analysis of technology and strategy is a valuable guide for general managers, R&D and manufacturing managers, strategic planners, and academics.
Long Description
Technology and Strategy is a comprehensive guide to creating a strategic plan that incorporates technological growth. Using real-life examples from industries from electronics to bio-technology, the authors present the tools planners need to integrate a firm's technological capabilities with its strategic plan. Importantly, the book also addresses broader questions about the role of technology, clarifying when it aids innovation, when it is evolutionary, and when it is revolutionary. These questions are tested against trends such as Total Quality Management, the resource-based view of strategy, and the increase in external acquisition of technology. Offering clear guidance through an increasingly complex area, Technology and Strategy will be a valuable reference for practising executives, general managers, strategic planners, R&D executives, and manufacturers.
Main Description
In today's complex, dynamic competitive landscape, management of technology can mean the difference between success and failure. Managers and researchers alike need effective ways to conceptualize and develop technology strategies. Richard Goodman and Michael Lawless provide tools needed tointegrate firms' technology capabilities with their competitive direction. Technology and Strategy presents models that help put technology and its market impacts into perspective. It addresses the broad questions of how technology and markets evolve, how technology can re-order the "rules" of competition, and how it can shift the balance of individual firms' competitiveadvantage. It also blends topics currently capturing attention in business circles--such as Total Quality Management and the resource-based view of the firm--into a clear view of technology management programs. Technology and Strategy also describes methods to develop specific strategies to cope with challenges facing executives--like evaluating promising, but untried, new technologies. Using actual case studies from the electronics and bio-tech industries, Goodman and Lawless demonstrate the use of newtechniques to formulate strategy, including Technology Mapping and the Innovation Audit. Both were created to help executives choose the approach to technology best suited to their firms' particular capabilities. Offering clear, practical guidance through a complex, fast-changing world of competition, this new analysis of technology and strategy is a valuable guide for general managers, RandD and manufacturing managers, strategic planners, and academics.
Main Description
In today's complex, dynamic competitive landscape, management of technology can mean the difference between success and failure. Managers and researchers alike need effective ways to conceptualize and develop technology strategies. Richard Goodman and Michael Lawless provide tools needed to integrate firms' technology capabilities with their competitive direction. Technology and Strategypresents models that help put technology and its market impacts into perspective. It addresses the broad questions of how technology and markets evolve, how technology can re-order the "rules" of competition, and how it can shift the balance of individual firms' competitive advantage. It also blends topics currently capturing attention in business circles--such as Total Quality Management and the resource-based view of the firm--into a clear view of technology management programs. Technology and Strategyalso describes methods to develop specific strategies to cope with challenges facing executives--like evaluating promising, but untried, new technologies. Using actual case studies from the electronics and bio-tech industries, Goodman and Lawless demonstrate the use of new techniques to formulate strategy, including Technology Mapping and the Innovation Audit. Both were created to help executives choose the approach to technology best suited to their firms' particular capabilities. Offering clear, practical guidance through a complex, fast-changing world of competition, this new analysis of technology and strategy is a valuable guide for general managers, R&D and manufacturing managers, strategic planners, and academics.
Table of Contents
A Roadmap to Effective Technology-Strategy Choicesp. 3
Broad Guidance for Technological and Strategic Praxis: Conceptual Frameworks and Contextual Analysisp. 17
Strategy as Defensible Competitive Advantagep. 19
The Technology-Strategy Interfacep. 33
Techniques for Diagnosing Situations and Selecting Technology Strategiesp. 51
Success Conditions for Technology Strategiesp. 53
Mapping a Technology's Antecedentsp. 69
Mapping Technological Potential for Defensible Positioningp. 89
Some Examples of Strategic Technology Mapsp. 103
Evaluating Your Advantage: The Innovation Auditp. 119
Detailing the Innovation Audit Techniquep. 134
Some Examples of the Innovation Auditp. 146
Technological Connections to Other Strategic Issuesp. 161
Thinking About Technologyp. 163
Technology, Core Competence, and the Resource-Based Viewp. 180
Technology and Strategy Issues in Improved Qualityp. 191
Techniques for Managing Technology Strategiesp. 205
Technology Management Techniquesp. 207
Selecting Appropriate Technology Substrategiesp. 224
Structuring the Organization for Advantage: The Technological Innovation Dimensionp. 238
External Acquisition of Technologyp. 256
The Elements of Strategic Action: Analysis, Formulation, and Implementationp. 268
Bibliographyp. 276
Indexp. 283
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