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Challenges in the organisational implementation of technology management in companies

: Olivan, Patrick

Fraunhofer-Institut für Arbeitswirtschaft und Organisation -IAO-, Stuttgart; Univ. Stuttgart:
The R and D Management Conference 2014 : Management of Applied R and D: Connecting high value solutions with future markets; Stuttgart, Germany; June 3 to 6, 2014
Stuttgart: Fraunhofer Verlag, 2014
ISBN: 3-8396-0746-9
ISBN: 978-3-8396-0746-6
R&D Management Conference <2014, Stuttgart>
Fraunhofer IAO ()

Technology management (TM) in bigger companies requires a far more formalised organisational implementation as in smaller companies, because the relevant tasks are realised by employees of different departments and therefore have to be linked organisationally in an effective and efficient way. However a suitable organisational implementation in theory and practice represents a big challenge as various parameter and perspectives need to be considered to select appropriate linking within companies. Therefore this article takes the organisational point of view on TM to illustrate that different essential organisational fields need to be integrated, like the aspects of knowledge, strategy, individuals, processes and culture. Most publications are illustrating only a section of the overall variety of available instruments to realise organisational links. More holistic approaches, on the other hand, are rather described on aquite abstract level that a lack of a practical solution can be determined. For this reason this article overviews common existing approaches of organisational implementation of TM like temporary forms of organisation, processes and roles and arranges them into clusters in order to formalise a summary of methodical deficits. In conclusion, an appropriate method for an organisational implementation for TM in companies which consists of a set of integrated and adjusted approaches is yet missing.