Proceedings of PICMET '15: Management of the Technology Age
Technological forecasting, Technology -- Management -- Research, Technological innovations
It is imperative to forecast advanced or emerging technologies to aid in decision making on firm's R&D investments and business plan for commercialization efforts. Even though a company must align R&D planning with overall business planning such as manufacturing, sales and marketing, personnel, and finance, systematic management approaches are limited in it based upon the prediction of technological change and speed. This paper aims to provide a decision support tool to aid in strategic service planning and technology development in a firm. The study is to enhance strategic development of service and product with the consideration of emerging technologies. This model helps decision makers to easily identify emerging technologies and new research fields with systematic decision making process.
Y. Cho, "Developing strategic decision making process for product and service planning," 2015 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET), Portland, OR, 2015.