This volume has grown largely out of the author's experience of developing and teaching courses in managing technological innovation-entrepreneurship to business, engineering and science students. It provides a dynamic framework within which managers from virtually any professional background can develop efficient, highly productive work systems guaranteed to maximize a high-tech firm's competitive edge. Throughout, the emphasis is on leveraging a company's strategic advantage. To that end, the author provides a host of tools of the trade, including technology development programmes, industry and market-specific plans, R&D project planning techniques, socioeconomic forecasting and market analysis techniques. All of the tools and techniques presented are applicable to the development of a broad range of products, from small high-tech consumer goods to large and complex systems such as aircraft and heavy weapons technology.
Series: Wiley Series in Engineering and Technology Management
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 16th September 1994
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.55 x 16.15 x 2.57
Edition Number: 1