Dimensions of technological developments across different phases of the product life cycle-an explorative study in the Indian machine building sector

A. V. Mohan, K. N. Krishnaswamy, Kim Ji Soo

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This paper reports the findings of a survey, aimed at understanding the dimensions of technological developments (TDs) in different phases of the product life cycle (PLC). The study is based on a survey done in a sample of Indian machinery manufacturing organisations in the context of the economic liberalisation in India which has allowed free imports of technology and goods. This has brought about a greater need for continuous TDs to obtain sustainable competitive benefits throughout the PLC. Various dimensions of TDs were obtained through a factor analysis and the results suggested the relative importance of the dimensions of TDs varied according to the phase of the PLC.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovation in Technology Management - The Key to Global Leadership, PICMET 1997
Subtitle of host publicationPortland International Conference on Management and Technology
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)0780335740, 9780780335745
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventPortland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology Conference 1997 - Portland, United States of America
Duration: 31 Jul 199731 Jul 1997


ConferencePortland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology Conference 1997
Abbreviated titlePICMET 1997
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America

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