Establishing a sustainable oriented technology development framework for medium-sized companies of the supply industry

Kurt Gaubinger, Rahel Zweimüller, Fiona Schweitzer

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Abstract

Process-oriented technology development (TD) models are considered as a strategic opportunity for medium-sized enterprises (ME) to structure their TD activities systematically, as well as to give the uncertain contents of early innovation more stability and predictability. This paper takes the position that ME can increase the effectiveness and efficiency of development activities by using process models that integrate sustainable orientation during all phases of TD. An explorative research design was chosen to first establish successful process structures and suitable management tools for technology management, followed by a quantitative pilot study aimed at identifying key success factors for the TD with a particular focus on sustainable aspects. These data and the theoretical insights form the basis for the conception of a sustainable-oriented TD-framework, which points out how a TD process should be typically structured in ME within the supply industry and how management tools should be adapted in the particular process steps to enhance sustainable orientation of the TD activities.
Translated title of the contributionEstablishing a sustainable oriented technology development framework for medium-sized companies of the supply industry
Original languageGerman
Title of host publicationProceedings of the XXII ISPIM Conference, 12.-15. Juni, Hamburg
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventXXII ISPIM Conference 2011 - Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 12 Jun 201115 Jun 2011
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Conference

ConferenceXXII ISPIM Conference 2011
CountryGermany
CityHamburg
Period12.06.201115.06.2011
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