Title

Management of technology in traditional industries: A pilot-study in 10 Belgian companies

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-1983

Abstract

Empirical Research about management of innovation has mainly been limited to the Anglo-Saxon world. In this paper the author reports on a pilot study, which is part of a larger project, in ten small and medium-sized Belgian companies, all of them active in rather mature industries. The study concerned aspects of idea generation, problem-solving, project selection, and some organizational aspects of the innovation process. An interesting hypothesis resulting from this study is that innovation is mainly an incremental process along a natural trajectory characteristic for the sub-industry to which the company belongs, and that the selection process is for the majority of these companies only a minor problem.

Discipline

Operations and Supply Chain Management | Technology and Innovation

Research Areas

Operations Management

Publication

R&D Management

Volume

13

Issue

1

First Page

15

Last Page

22

ISSN

0033-6807

Identifier

10.1111/j.1467-9310.1983.tb01125.x

Publisher

Wiley: 24 months

Additional URL

https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9310.1983.tb01125.x

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