Technology in Context is a comprehensive and accessible analysis of technology assessment which defines and describes its role in the strategic management of firms. Subjects covered include:
* the fundamental concepts required for the management of technology
* the gathering of information in a firm to support strategic decisions on technology
* technology assessment in the United States Congress
* the wider social implications of technology
* problems associated with technology, from the danger of environmental degradation to employment and skills.
Technology in Context is a complete introduction to the theory and methods of technology assessment as a tool of strategic management. It will be a useful book for all those interested in the management and social role of technology.
"Managers will profit from this book if they are not shy of technical material-and if they want to make decisions that are good for both the bottom line and the future."
"This comprehensive and accessible analysis of technology assessment defines and describes its role in the strategic managenent of firms."
"This well written, heavily documented book portrays a man whose vision was mainly poetic, rather than philosophical, and emblematic, rather than systematic. Elizabeth Vida's skillful detective work reveals with startling effect the extent to which he used, often quite crudely, the techniques and ideas of those whose vision provided an answer to his own spiritual struggle."
-Bryan Greetham, "Reviews
Series: Routledge Studies in the Management of Technology and Innovation
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 5th March 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1