Rohrbeck, Rene (2007): Technology Scouting – a case study on the Deutsche Telekom Laboratories. Published in: ISPIM-Asia 2007 Conference (12. January 2007): pp. 1-14.
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Technology Intelligence has become an important field of study in which a variety of different methods are discussed, all aiming at identifying opportunities and threats arising from advances in technology. In this respect, Technology Scouting is a method which can lower the time lag between the advances in technology and their detection by methods such as patent or publication analysis. Furthermore, in an environment of increasing technological complexity and the globalization of R&D, the successful identification and usage of external sources of knowledge is becoming increasingly important. In the sourcing of technology the scouts can also play an important role in identifying valuable sources and facilitate the sourcing. Based on two case studies of the Deutsche Telekom and British Telecom, as well as a literature review, the paper proposes a definition of Technology Scouting, a generic process, and identifies the motivations of the actors in the process.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Technology Scouting – a case study on the Deutsche Telekom Laboratories|
|Keywords:||technology intelligence, technological forecasting, technology foresight; technology scouting; technology exploration; strategic foresight; technology monitoring; technology scanning|
|Subjects:||M - Business Administration and Business Economics ; Marketing ; Accounting ; Personnel Economics > M1 - Business Administration > M10 - General|
|Depositing User:||Rene Rohrbeck|
|Date Deposited:||12. Nov 2007 09:14|
|Last Modified:||15. Feb 2013 06:54|
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