A study on technology management process: the parts and components suppliers in the Turkish automotive industry
Ulusoy, Gündüz and Özgür, Ahmet and Bilgiç, Taner and Kaylan, Ali Rıza and Payzın, Erbil (2001) A study on technology management process: the parts and components suppliers in the Turkish automotive industry. Technology Management, 5 (4). pp. 245-260. ISSN 1073-4457
This paper summarizes part of an empirical study on technology management process in the Turkish automotive parts and components industry. In this study, technology management practices in the Turkish automotive parts and components suppliers' sector are described and evaluated. Practices, techniques, and approaches are proposed to improve the level of technology management so as to turn technology into a competitive weapon. The investigation is organized within the framework of a process model for technology management that consists of technology identification, selection, acquisition, exploitation, protection, and abandonment. A comprehensive questionnaire addressing all phases of this process is developed and the results of 21 companies are presented.
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