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Management of Technology : Perception and opportunities - H. Lowe

Management of Technology

Perception and opportunities

By: H. Lowe

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Published: 31st October 1995
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Well-managed technology is an instrument of survival against increasing global competition. It is central to the development of corporate business plans and as global competition is increasingly technological, a corporate technology strategy becomes more cruicial. This book explains the purpose of a technology strategy and the need for its interpretation with other business policies. It demonstrates the role of benchmarking, technological forecasting and gap analysis in the formation of strategy. The formulation of management of the technology strategy is taken from the level of the firm to that of the national economy, and the book discusses some of the challenges and opportunities which face policy makers at that level. This book should be of interest to technical directors and managers, R&D managers, production managers in manufacturing industries, and developmentindustrialautomationmanufacturing engineers.

The book fulfils its promise of comprehensive, integrated coverage. It can meet the specified needs of its audiences, provided they are prepared to invest energy commensurate with the task! - Manufacturing Engineer; Lowe's book provides a good perspective...is mostly a conceptual book - IIE Transactions

Preface
Acknowledgements
The concept of technologyp. 3
The nature of technological changep. 20
The economics of technologyp. 41
Corporate technology strategyp. 59
Analysis for technology strategyp. 88
The realization of new technologyp. 101
The adoption of new manufacturing technologyp. 134
Project management for new technologyp. 162
Investment in new technologyp. 184
Accounting for technologyp. 212
Appropriate technologiesp. 223
The transfer of technologyp. 237
The management of improvementp. 250
Technology and standardsp. 268
Technology: an instrument of competitionp. 289
National technology policyp. 307
App. A: Formulae for investment appraisalp. 339
App. B: An example of stochastic investment evaluationp. 341
Referencesp. 343
Indexp. 350
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ISBN: 9780412643705
ISBN-10: 0412643707
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 358
Published: 31st October 1995
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.57