Tools for technology management: an academic perspective.

Brady, T, Rush, H, Hobday, M, Davies, A, Probert, D and Banerjee, S (1997) Tools for technology management: an academic perspective. Technovation, 17. pp. 417-426. ISSN 0166-4972

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The value of management tools is occasionally brought into question. They are sometimes seen as some form of crutch which managers deploy instead of thinking creatively. This paper attempts to clarify the nature of management tools and argues a case for their appropriate use. The paper distinguishes between tools and company procedures or systems and explores some new categorisations. Focusing specifically on technology management tools, the paper looks at where different tools have come from, and provides examples from industry, government and consultancy companies. The role academics can play in their development is explored, with the paper arguing that they are in a rare position to impartially scrutinise and evaluate existing tools as well as contribute to the development of new tools to solve unusual and complex problems.

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Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
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