Strategic management of technology in Japanese firms: literature review
Source: International Journal of Technology Management, Volume 30, Numbers 3-4, April 2005 , pp. 223-247(25)
Publisher: Inderscience Publishers
Abstract:This paper reviews literature on strategic management of technology in Japanese firms. The paper is divided into five sections, namely: technology strategy; inter‐firm technological relations; knowledge management; new product development; and Japanese innovation system and policy. We examine literature on technology strategy, including, general strategy, studies on de facto standard, global technology strategy, and studies on small high‐tech firms. Then, we investigate inter‐firm relations, such as keiretsu and supplier management, technological alliances, spin‐offs, and R&D consortia. Finally, we review studies on new product development processes and tools, and technology policy, followed by implications for further research.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Department of Management, LeBow College of Business, Drexel University, 101 N 33rd St., Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA. 2: School of Business and Economics, Michigan Technological University, 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931 1295, USA. 3: Department of Systems Innovation, School of Engineering, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Publication date: April 1, 2005