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Is globalisation an enabler of radical innovation in Toyota?

Tan, Kim Hua & Perrons, Robert K. (2009) Is globalisation an enabler of radical innovation in Toyota? International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, 9(3), pp. 285-298.

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Abstract

Prior evidence from the fields of innovation management and supplier relations predicts that Japanese firms should be naturally disadvantaged in developing and deploying radical innovations. But this conclusion is inconsistent with recent developments in the automotive industry. This paper presents secondary case study data focusing on fuel cell powered vehicles and hybrid cars to show that Toyota, one of Japan's largest and most influential corporations, is capable of developing radically new technologies, and is in several respects better at this sort of innovation than the rest of the global automotive industry.

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ID Code: 46468
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: automobile industry, automotive technology, fuel cells, globalisation , hybrid vehicles, new technologies , radical innovation, Toyota
DOI: 10.1504/IJEIM.2009.025144
ISSN: 1368-275X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Inderscience Publishers
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Deposited On: 13 Oct 2011 05:11
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:36

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