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Organisational evaluation of technological innovations: case studies from Australia and Thailand

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • This paper reports on an exploratory study into what decision-making processes are followed and

    what criteria are used in evaluating manufacturing technologies for potential adoption. The literature

    review revealed that there are four major perspectives that need to be considered; the innovation,

    adopter and supplier aspects, as well as the environmental conditions. The analysis of qualitative data

    showed that the size of the organisation has a direct relationship with the formality and complexity of

    the innovation evaluation process. The majority of the key criteria identified through the literature

    review were used by the four firms studied. However, there were several other criteria were

    considered important by practitioners. As such, the framework developed can be modified for use in

    future studies.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Phoonsup, K. & Kiridena, S. (2012). Organisational evaluation of technological innovations: case studies from Australia and Thailand. 26th Annual Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference: Managing for Volatility and Instability (pp. 1-25). Australia: ANZAM.

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Abstract


  • This paper reports on an exploratory study into what decision-making processes are followed and

    what criteria are used in evaluating manufacturing technologies for potential adoption. The literature

    review revealed that there are four major perspectives that need to be considered; the innovation,

    adopter and supplier aspects, as well as the environmental conditions. The analysis of qualitative data

    showed that the size of the organisation has a direct relationship with the formality and complexity of

    the innovation evaluation process. The majority of the key criteria identified through the literature

    review were used by the four firms studied. However, there were several other criteria were

    considered important by practitioners. As such, the framework developed can be modified for use in

    future studies.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Phoonsup, K. & Kiridena, S. (2012). Organisational evaluation of technological innovations: case studies from Australia and Thailand. 26th Annual Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference: Managing for Volatility and Instability (pp. 1-25). Australia: ANZAM.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/719

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  • 1

End Page


  • 25