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Bringing technology to the boardroom: What does it mean?

  • Hugo TschirkyEmail author
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Abstract

The presence of technology in the boardroom reflects a top management process in which business decisions are taken with an awareness of the fundamental opportunities and risks associated with technological change. To comply with this responsibility, relevant questions need to be raised and answered within top management. These typically cover the quality of company policy, the availability of technology competence within top management, the nature of company culture, the inflow of relevant business (technology) information, the completeness of strategic business planning with respect to technology and innovation issues, and the implementation of management instruments which integrate the technology aspects of all major enterprise functions.

Keywords

Technology Management Technological Change Technology Competence Strategic Business Planning Integrated Technology Strategies 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich)University in ZürichZürichSwitzerland

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