A Study of Technological-Organisational Development and Market Dynamics in Denmark and Norway

  • Jan Frick
  • Frank Gertsen
  • Poul H. K. Hansen
  • Jens O. Riffs
  • Hongyi Sun


In recent years, experience in introducing elements of Computer-IntegratedManufacturing (CIM) has brought about a recognition that implementation of CIM should be balanced in regard to both technological and organisational dimensions to obtain true competitive benefits. Empirical studies indicate that many industrial enterprises have been able to apply advanced manufacturing technology successfully, at least technically; however, few companies have been capable of improving their competitive strength (cf. Voss, 1988). As a consequence, attention has been directed towards ways of establishing a balance between technological and organisational means, and towards establishing a link between changes in manufacturing and corporate improvements, for example, in terms of increased competitiveness.


Organisational Change Industrial Enterprise Advanced Manufacturing Technology Market Dynamic Harvard Business Review 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Frick
    • 1
  • Frank Gertsen
    • 2
  • Poul H. K. Hansen
    • 2
  • Jens O. Riffs
    • 2
  • Hongyi Sun
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Business AdministrationHøyskolen i StavangerStavangerNorway
  2. 2.Dept. of ProductionUniversity of AalborgAalborgDenmark

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