This text tackles some of the issues facing practitioners and researchers in the field of management of technology. Special attention is given to the challenges facing nations and companies at the dawn of a new millennium where technology is expected to dominate every aspect of human endeavour. It presents thoughts in this field especially with respect to technological change, economic growth, globalization and sustainable development. This collection contains a number of papers contributed by authors from around the world. The papers were selected from those presented at the 9th International Conference on Management of Technology held in Miami, Florida in February 2000. This is the official conference of the International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT), an international association concerned with the promotion of education, research and practice in this growing field.
Part 1 New trends in the management of technology: future directions and needs in the management of technology; technology and industrial development - the role of Unido as a part of the multilateral system; virtual organization - attributes and challenges; multi-national virtual organization for rapid product innovation; information technology and supply chain innovation; supply chain integration in the automobile industry - the case of ANX. Part 2 Systems of innovation: management of R accelerating the front end phase in new product development; market versus technology drive in R&D internationalization - four different patterns of managing research and development; linking shareholder value to R&D performance; leading R&D projects without formal authority; innovation in joint ventures - a social construction theory; collaborative technological innovation in Japanese firms; management of technology alliances with a high degree of sharing - model and application to chemical companies; the response of old technology incumbents to technological competition - does the sailing ship effect exist? Part 3 National and regional innovation systems: the internationalization of technology analyzed with patent data; assessing the institutional set-up of national innovation systems; technology and politics in China - influences upon the process of innovation in China; sources of industrial innovation in a newly industrialized country - a microeconometric analysis for Turkish manufacturing industries; the dynamics of innovation financing in Sweden; patterns of strategic change and technological learning in Korean small and medium enterprises. Part 4 Strategic technology planning and transfer: fast-start technology roadmapping; technology assessment in the manufacturing enterprise - a holistic approach; the challenging search for global scenarios of the internet evolution; optimising product value chains; procedures for developing a strategic technological plan for a virtual Mexican engineering SME - the case of INCAM; Technology transfer - the importance of accurate information; line of sight - a process for transferring science from the laboratory to the market place; innovative capability audits of university research centre; evaluating the international transfer of technology. Part 5 Human, social and cultural issues: COMPETE European movement towards a competency-based skills taxonomy and a personal skills medium; diversity, culture and technical project management; managing stress in product development projects; value management - a methodology to lead the change in a training pedagogical organization. Part 6 Project management: a new framework for strategic project management; successful control of innovative projects - an empirical study. Part 7 Conceptual issues and methodologies in management of technology. (Part contents).