Organization and Information for Technology Management
The reduction of time elapsed between scientific innovation and using it successfully, constitutes one of the most important abilities that today’s companies must have to keep competitive in the international markets. The process of going from spotting an innovation to its application is determined by a large number of complex activities and situations taking place through the internal and external organizational environment. In managerial terms, that process corresponds to going from strategic awareness and reflection to action and results.
This paper deals with the problems of organizing the efforts to bridge the gap existing between strategic and operational Technology Management and with the definition of the information requirements that support this effort. The ideas are the result of applying theories of organizational viability and methods of systemic problem solving to Technology Management, in a large corporation that, as a result of its country’s integration to international markets, has to face increased foreign competition.
KeywordsTechnology Management Business Unit Soft System Methodology Corporate Level Strategic Option
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