Technology and global manufacturing: some German experiences

Stuart Orr, Amrik S. Sohal

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Abstract

Based on interviews conducted with senior managers of four German multinationals, discusses issues of technology management in the context of global manufacturing. An overview of the four companies and their competitive priorities is first presented. Then discusses the role of globalisation and issues relating to technology transfer and technology management. Based on observations, identifies three common strategies/practices adopted by the companies studied, namely maintaining focus on core competencies/technological capabilities; maintaining a continuing dialogue between the R&D function at headquarters and the overseas operating units; and providing extensive education and training for all employees.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)356-363
Number of pages8
JournalManagement Decision
Volume37
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 1999

Keywords

  • Germany
  • Manufacturing
  • Technology management

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