Management of technology in traditional industries: A pilot-study in 10 Belgian companies
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.
Operations and Supply Chain Management | Technology and Innovation
Wiley: 24 months
DE MEYER, Arnoud Cyriel Leo.
Management of technology in traditional industries: A pilot-study in 10 Belgian companies. (1983). R&D Management. 13, (1), 15-22. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
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