Publication Type

Journal Article

Version

Postprint

Publication Date

2008

Abstract

China has the potential to become a major source of innovation for the world. The scientific investment is in place and rapidly growing. But in order to reap the benefits of this investment its organisations will have to become better at managing innovation. One of the key elements of innovation management is the determination and implementation of a sound technology strategy. The purpose of this paper is to offer a framework and a detailed overview of what it entails to develop and implement a technology strategy. The paper emphasizes the alignment of the strategy with the organisational competencies and the strategic context, as well as the capacity to manage risk. The attention is also drawn on the need to find better ways for intellectual property protection, leveraging the Chinese market to explore opportunities for innovative ideas and the need to create less hierarchical organisations, that enable creative thinking.

Keywords

Technology led strategy, Innovation, China, manufacturing capabilities, organisational competencies

Discipline

Asian Studies | Strategic Management Policy | Technology and Innovation

Research Areas

Operations Management

Publication

Journal of Technology Management in China

Volume

3

Issue

2

First Page

137

Last Page

153

ISSN

1746-8779

Identifier

10.1108/17468770810881086

Publisher

Emerald

Copyright Owner and License

Authors

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://doi.org/10.1108/17468770810881086

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