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Technology dynamics and technology management

The early detection and adequate interpretation of technological trends and developments are significant factors that influence the innovation capability of enterprises. Particularly SMEs run significant deficits in this area. At this point the strategic technology management focusses on the development of new approaches for the analysis and description of technology dynamics, explicitly in SMEs.

The main research questions center around the exploration of possibilities, limitations and further development potential of existing approaches to strategic technology management for successful adaptation, especially in SMEs:

  • Possibilities of adapting existing instruments to the needs of SMEs;
  • Development of an enterprise’s own applicable instruments;
  • Method-based linkage of strategic technology and innovation management

The objective is to develop and provide practical and tested methods of strategic technology management.