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Strategic management of technology in construction : a framework and case study

Hampson, Keith D. (1994) Strategic management of technology in construction : a framework and case study. In Proceedings of Strategic Management Educators' Conference 1994, Brisbane, Qld.

Abstract

This case study analyzes a firm's technology strategy for its fit or match with the requirements of the industry environment in which it operates. Understanding the relationships between market characteristics and technology strategies can assist managers in making complex and difficult decisions regarding their use of technology to improve competitive performance. Using the technology strategy framework, managers can map their own capabilities for comparison with the more appropriate or superior approach to technology in that industry environment. Alternatively, firms seeking to transition from one industry niche or environment to another could identify and move to acquire the required capabilities. The dynamics of industry competition, both domestic and international, emphasize the need for improved management of the strategic fit between technical capabilities and industry environment.

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ID Code: 41340
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: technology strategy, market characteristics, competitive performance
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1994 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 20 Apr 2011 10:25
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2011 19:13

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