Strategic management of technology in Japanese firms: literature review

Sam Kurokawa, Karol I. Pelc, Kenzo Fujisue
2005 International Journal of Technology Management  
This paper reviews literature on strategic management of technology in Japanese firms. The paper is divided into five sections, namely: 1 technology strategy 2 inter-firm technological relations 3 knowledge management 4 new product development 5 Japanese innovation system and policy. We examine literature on technology strategy, including, general strategy, studies on de facto standard, global technology strategy, and studies on small high-tech firms. Then, we investigate inter-firm relations,
more » ... uch as keiretsu and supplier management, technological alliances, spin-offs, and R&D consortia. Finally, we review studies on new product development processes and tools, and technology policy, followed by implications for further research.
doi:10.1504/ijtm.2005.006708 fatcat:o24oyufftfb33it4l2hemhgkiu