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Fuzzy Cognitive Maps-Based Switched-Mode Power Supply Design Assistant System, Yi Kuang, Zhiyong Johnny Zhang, Bin Duan, Pei Zhang Jan 2020

Fuzzy Cognitive Maps-Based Switched-Mode Power Supply Design Assistant System, Yi Kuang, Zhiyong Johnny Zhang, Bin Duan, Pei Zhang

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Traditional engineering design approaches primarily solve technical problems and often ignore the importance of human factors. To reduce human errors and workload in power electronics, this paper proposes a switched-mode power supply design (SMPS) assistant system based on Fuzzy Cognitive Maps (FCMs). This system incorporates both technical requirements and human factors that involve designers' knowledge and skills in the SMPS design domain. First, we identify the critical concepts from power management lab kits and power electronics books, and extract latent sub-skills of SMPS design using exploratory factor analysis to build the starting concept list of FCM. Second, we use factor ...


Technological Cooperation Network In Biotechnology Analysis Of Patents With Brazil As The Priority Country, Cristiano Goncalves Pereira, Rodrigo Ribeiro Da Silva, Joao Ricardo Lavoie, Geciane Silveira Porto Jan 2019

Technological Cooperation Network In Biotechnology Analysis Of Patents With Brazil As The Priority Country, Cristiano Goncalves Pereira, Rodrigo Ribeiro Da Silva, Joao Ricardo Lavoie, Geciane Silveira Porto

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Purpose – The establishment of partnerships between companies, government and universities aims to enhance innovation and the technological development of institutions. The biotechnology sector has grown in recent years mainly driven by its cooperative business model. Compared to other countries, this sector is slowly advancing in Brazil, with delays in science, technology and innovation, especially in the private sector. This paper aims to examine, through social network analysis, the collaborative networks between institutions that filed patents in biotechnology – medicinal preparations from plants – whose inventions had Brazil as the priority country. Design/methodology/approach – The study of technological cooperation using patent documents ...


A Preliminary Strategic Framework For Enhancing The Sustainability Of International Technology Transfer: The Case Of Libya, Rafaa Ibrahim Khalifa, Maoloud Dabab, Husam Barham Jan 2019

A Preliminary Strategic Framework For Enhancing The Sustainability Of International Technology Transfer: The Case Of Libya, Rafaa Ibrahim Khalifa, Maoloud Dabab, Husam Barham

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International Technology Transfer (ITT) has played a crucial role not only in the industrial growth of developing countries but also in enhancing the competitiveness of their enterprises in the global market. Libya is a North African country that is currently shifting from a strictly petroleum/mineral based economy to a broad-based economy competing with distinct advantages through selecting, planning, and adopting the right technology for the domestic market. This significant transition requires strategic access to global technology transfer. In this paper, a preliminary strategic framework is designed to enhance the sustainability of the ITT process from international donators to the ...


Benchmarking And Evaluating The Efficiency Of Mass Transit Systems Based On Best Practice Using Data Envelopment Analysis, Jacqueline Nayame, Maoloud Dabab, Timothy Anderson Jan 2019

Benchmarking And Evaluating The Efficiency Of Mass Transit Systems Based On Best Practice Using Data Envelopment Analysis, Jacqueline Nayame, Maoloud Dabab, Timothy Anderson

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Public transit systems in the USA have been faced with mounting pressure to decrease their operating costs while at the same time expected to increase ridership and meeting multiple societal needs. The primary objective of this study is to measure the efficiencies of mass transit agencies based on best practice in the US, identify the influencing factors leading to their efficiencies, and how these strategies and policies can be used improve inefficiency in transit agencies. Using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) method, the study analyzed the mass performance of 334 transit agencies across the US using data from the national transit ...


Cybersecurity Planning For Artificial Intelligent Systems In Space, Gary Langford, Lucas Beaulieu, Jeffery Carpenter, Ian Watkins, Brock Marsh, Teah Heidorn, Chris Chase Jan 2019

Cybersecurity Planning For Artificial Intelligent Systems In Space, Gary Langford, Lucas Beaulieu, Jeffery Carpenter, Ian Watkins, Brock Marsh, Teah Heidorn, Chris Chase

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CubeSats continue to proliferate and are an excellent low-cost method of remote sensing. A key piece of intelligent systems is sensory input, data storage, and data communications. With the continued miniaturization of technology, CubeSats will increase their sensory inputs with future miniaturization and enhance their robustness for autonomous operations if data and communications are secure. These futures inspire an intelligent system solution to on-orbit communications. This paper explores a dual-microprocessor approach to improve hardware cybersecurity of intelligent systems, with a view toward intensional intelligence as a means of adjudicating access to sensitive data onboard the CubeSat. With enhanced cybersecurity, Artificial ...


Planning For Change In The Electric Power Industry: A Primer For Transactive Energy Scenario Development, Joshua Binus Jan 2019

Planning For Change In The Electric Power Industry: A Primer For Transactive Energy Scenario Development, Joshua Binus

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The electric power industry and its associated infrastructures (a.k.a. "the grid") are evolving from centrally planned, organized, and operated networks of players, technologies, and resources to systems of systems that are increasingly digitized and distributed in their operation and innovative capacity. Subsequently, strategic planners and technology managers associated with the electric power industry are faced with a range of scenarios to evaluate, including one that considers the emergence of commercialized transactive energy systems in the coming ten-year time horizon. The crafting of a transactive energy scenario can help inform technology innovation and management efforts that benefit consumers, electricity ...


Capital Efficiency For Development Stage Biotech-Based Firms: An Ipo Perspective, Mark J. Ahn, Amir Shaygan Jan 2019

Capital Efficiency For Development Stage Biotech-Based Firms: An Ipo Perspective, Mark J. Ahn, Amir Shaygan

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Access to multiple tranches of capital is critical for predominantly no revenue development stage biotech firms. While financing needs are monotonically increasing over multiple years in the product development approval cycle, the market for high risk, milestone driven biotech investment is significantly more volatile than the financial markets as a whole. In this paper, we analyzed the role and relative importance of global biotech IPOs, as well as other sources of capital such as strategic alliances, for research and development funding. We also explored and assessed the degree of mismatch between the access to capital, operational efficiencies, and how firms ...


Keyword-Based Patent Citation Prediction Via Information Theory, Farshad Madani, Martin Zwick, Tugrul U. Daim Oct 2018

Keyword-Based Patent Citation Prediction Via Information Theory, Farshad Madani, Martin Zwick, Tugrul U. Daim

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Patent citation shows how a technology impacts other inventions, so the number of patent citations (backward citations) is used in many technology prediction studies. Current prediction methods use patent citations, but since it may take a long time till a patent is cited by other inventors, identifying impactful patents based on their citations is not an effective way. The prediction method offered in this article predicts patent citations based on the content of patents. In this research, Reconstructability Analysis (RA), which is based on information theory and graph theory, is applied to predict patent citations based on keywords extracted from ...


Product Popularity Versus Size Of Conversation In Social Media: An Analysis Of Twitter Conversations About Youtube Product Categories, Nitin Mayande, Charles Weber Oct 2018

Product Popularity Versus Size Of Conversation In Social Media: An Analysis Of Twitter Conversations About Youtube Product Categories, Nitin Mayande, Charles Weber

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It has always been assumed that a large conversation about a topic on social media implies that the topic is popular. However, an empirical study of Twitter conversations about a variety of YouTube product categories, which is described in this paper, has shown that this is not necessarily the case. Popularity as measured by distribution volume is not necessarily a reliable indicator of the size of a community or conversation that is associated with a product category. This suggests that current online marketing practices are not nearly as effective as has been assumed to date. Novel, potentially more effective approaches ...


Service Innovation In The Cloud: Implications For Strategy Development, Robert R. Harmon, Enrique G. Castro-Leon Oct 2018

Service Innovation In The Cloud: Implications For Strategy Development, Robert R. Harmon, Enrique G. Castro-Leon

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Cloud enterprises have shifted from linear to networked business models through a value transformation process centered on the development of multisided service platforms. These platforms facilitate service exchange and value cocreation by enabling three essential transitions: 1. from control to orchestration of enterprise resources, 2. from internal optimization to external interactions, and 3. from customer value to ecosystem value. Innovative service transformation is most in evidence with enterprises that are native cloud companies or companies that have more rapidly and effectively adopted ecosystem-based service platforms such as Netflix, Google, Facebook, Uber and Airbnb. Service ecosystems enable the critical processes for ...


Novel Approach To Managing Technological Entrepreneurship Using A Model-Based Systems Approach To Develop Low Cost Earth Orbiting Satellites, Gary Langford, Jeffery Carpenter, Ian Watkins, Brock Marsh, Lucas Beaulieu Oct 2018

Novel Approach To Managing Technological Entrepreneurship Using A Model-Based Systems Approach To Develop Low Cost Earth Orbiting Satellites, Gary Langford, Jeffery Carpenter, Ian Watkins, Brock Marsh, Lucas Beaulieu

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The ability to send low cost satellites into space has changed the satellite industry and vastly opened up the use of satellites to transform data into information for individuals, organizations, commercial companies, and governments. This information can be corroborated with other sources of data to evaluate the availability of precious resources, e.g., potable water, agriculture; to forecast upcoming famines or diseases; and to perform mapping, communications, and competitive analyses. The cost of owning a satellite is less than 100,000(usingcommercialparts)to1,000 (built by school kids). Launch costs are tens of thousands of dollars, which can be eliminated ...


Dynamics Of Competition And Strategy: A Literature Review Of Strategic Management Models And Frameworks, Mohammadsaleh Saadatmand, Maoloud Dabab, Charles Weber Oct 2018

Dynamics Of Competition And Strategy: A Literature Review Of Strategic Management Models And Frameworks, Mohammadsaleh Saadatmand, Maoloud Dabab, Charles Weber

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This research reviews a comprehensive and somehow chronological literature in the models and frameworks of competition and strategy. Strategic management research is shaped around a core question that why some firms outperform others; several significant lines of work have emerged in the strategic management field since its infancy. These include industrial organization, the resource-based view and dynamic capabilities. Also, Competition essentially has been the focal point of scholars with diverse perspectives such as industrial economics and structural analysis, strategic groups, game theory, and competitive dynamics. In this research, we represent and summarize different perspectives of scholars in framing competition and ...


Business Intelligence And Data Analytics As A Driver Of Dynamic Capability Strategic Approach, Maoloud Dabab, Charles Weber Oct 2018

Business Intelligence And Data Analytics As A Driver Of Dynamic Capability Strategic Approach, Maoloud Dabab, Charles Weber

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Papers addressing the Dynamic Capability (DC) approach either support it as the best strategy or express its defects and impediments to implementation. However, this paper aims to promote the DC through the means of digital transformation from the angle of Business Intelligence and Data Analytics (BIDA). This article employs the logic of matching the essential components of the DC and BIDA to verify the extent of their conformity. A literature review methodology has been adopted since there are a considerable number of publications that focus on DC and BIDA. This paper posits that the main components of DC are sensing ...


Nokia Phones: From A Total Success To A Total Fiasco, Ahmed Alibage, Charles Weber Oct 2018

Nokia Phones: From A Total Success To A Total Fiasco, Ahmed Alibage, Charles Weber

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This research intensively reviews and analyzes the strategic management of technology at Nokia Corporation. Using traditional narrative literature review and secondary sources, we reviewed and analyzed the historical transformation of Nokia's core business, leadership strategies, business architecture, R&D policy, innovation strategy, product lunch, and smartphones recognition and demonstration. We identified various strategic gaps that the previous analytical studies seemingly have missed to identify and generalize. Therefore, we add to the literature a bundle of the lessons learned that chronologically explain how Nokia failed to create and sustain competitive advantages, particularly in the smartphone market. We concluded that the ...


Exploratory Strategic Roadmapping Framework For Big Data Privacy Issues, Maoloud Dabab, Rebecca Craven, Husam Barham, Elizabeth Gibson Oct 2018

Exploratory Strategic Roadmapping Framework For Big Data Privacy Issues, Maoloud Dabab, Rebecca Craven, Husam Barham, Elizabeth Gibson

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The applications of Big Data continue to expand, due to the many possibilities and unprecedented insights it offers to people, organizations, and communities. However, Big Data poses serious challenges as well, including challenges to the privacy and security of individuals and their data. This paper considers how to best address one concern related to Big Data: the social problems that the pervasiveness of data collection, analysis, and storage create with regard to individuals' ability to control their own data. The paper uses Quality Function Deployment (QFD) and Technology Roadmapping analysis methods to assess the social problems, technologies, resources, and industries ...


Framework For Building Integrative Scenarios Of Autonomous Vehicle Technology Application And Impacts, Using Fuzzy Cognitive Maps (Fcm), Pei Zhang, Antoine J. Jetter Oct 2018

Framework For Building Integrative Scenarios Of Autonomous Vehicle Technology Application And Impacts, Using Fuzzy Cognitive Maps (Fcm), Pei Zhang, Antoine J. Jetter

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Currently, Autonomous Vehicle (AV) technology is considered a potentially life-changing new technology that brings science fiction to life and can fundamentally impact how and where people live and work. As is the case with any new technology, it is unknown how the future will unfold. Instead, ideas about the future can be captured through scenario planning and used to develop a range of plausible, alternative futures (or scenarios). These scenarios can be used for strategic decision-making in technology and urban planning, transportation and business. Because policy makers, technology developers, and end-users all need to make assumptions about future AV technology ...


Effects Of Future Connected Autonomous Vehicles On Freeway Congestion Using Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping, Hakan Kutgun, Vivian Du Pont, Henry Janzen Oct 2018

Effects Of Future Connected Autonomous Vehicles On Freeway Congestion Using Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping, Hakan Kutgun, Vivian Du Pont, Henry Janzen

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Continuing population growth and urbanization are projected to add 2.5 billion people to the world's urban population by 2050 [1]. It is evident that this will increase traffic congestion especially in the urban areas, which will bring economic, safety, environmental and quality of life challenges. There are various organizations looking for possible solutions to reduce the impact of future congestion by long term planning [2], most of these studies don't take into account emergence of disruptive technologies. The concept of vehicles with autonomous driving and online connectivity capabilities, namely, connected autonomous vehicles (CAVs) is an emerging technology ...


Unified Business Intelligence Ecosystem: A Project Management Approach To Address Business Intelligence Challenges, Bhavana Ramesh, Akash Ramakrishna Oct 2018

Unified Business Intelligence Ecosystem: A Project Management Approach To Address Business Intelligence Challenges, Bhavana Ramesh, Akash Ramakrishna

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The purpose of this paper is to explore a concept that improves the success rate of Business Intelligence projects by looking at it as an ecosystem rather than standalone project. This paper discusses the importance on Business Intelligence (BI) initiatives and today's challenges in implementing them. The concentration is on using proven practices of project management to reduce the failure rates of the Business Intelligence projects by evaluating currently existing Information Technology (IT) project process, Business Intelligence frameworks and a Project Vulnerability process in order to adopt some of the best project management practices that works for Business Intelligence ...


Organizational Project Management (Opm): Exploring Its Need In Organizations, Yaser Alnasri, Jeffrey S. Busch Oct 2018

Organizational Project Management (Opm): Exploring Its Need In Organizations, Yaser Alnasri, Jeffrey S. Busch

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Organizational Project Management (OPM) is not a "thing" or a "procedure" rather, it can almost be described as a "state of being" or "harmony" in the alignment of what an organization does and how it gets there. OPM has the responsibility to enhance and improve how an organization achieves its strategic goals. It provides organizations with an intelligent approach to deal effectively with the various projects and programs required by the market, its organizational stakeholders, and regulatory agencies, all within the organization's limited resources. OPM has the responsibility to support the alignment between the organization's business strategy and ...


Assessing Photovoltaic Solar Technologies As A Solution For The Problem Of Power Shortage In Iraq, Ahmed A. Alibage Oct 2018

Assessing Photovoltaic Solar Technologies As A Solution For The Problem Of Power Shortage In Iraq, Ahmed A. Alibage

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In a developing country like Iraq, where the infrastructure of the electricity public sector (production, transportation, and distribution) has suffered for a long time from the direct effects of successive wars; lack of technocracy; bureaucracy; neglect; massive corruption; and much more, have all contributed to the failure of this sector. Indeed, the electricity sector in Iraq has not been developed for more than forty years; or even properly rehabilitated and/or maintained its facilities, which has led to a huge gap between the demand and supply (demand is double than the supply). It is obvious that the alternative solutions that ...


Technology Planning For Aligning Emerging Business Models And Regulatory Structures - The Case Of Electric Vehicle Charging And The Smart Grid, Kelly Cowan, Tugrul Daim Oct 2018

Technology Planning For Aligning Emerging Business Models And Regulatory Structures - The Case Of Electric Vehicle Charging And The Smart Grid, Kelly Cowan, Tugrul Daim

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Smart Grid has the potential to produce over $2 trillion of benefits in the US utility sector over the next 20 years, according to a study by the Electric Power Research Institute. However, the study also projects significant costs of up to $476 billion to achieve these returns. Therefore, while smart grid represents an enormous opportunity, with a benefit-to-cost ratio of nearly 6 to 1, given the enormous financial sums at stake, it is crucial that the planning process for smart grid be done with extreme care. Planning the deployment of smart grid technology in the electric utility sector can ...


Genomics, Rare Diseases, And Disruptive Innovation In The Biopharmaceutical Industry, Mark J. Ahn, Amir Shaygan, Charles Weber Oct 2018

Genomics, Rare Diseases, And Disruptive Innovation In The Biopharmaceutical Industry, Mark J. Ahn, Amir Shaygan, Charles Weber

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The multinational biopharmaceutical industry has to deal with significant financial pressures due to being a very cost-constrained and highly regulated industry. To add to that, finite patent expirations on financially successful drugs, vying nature of the biotech industry due to new innovations. There has been an increase of smaller markets due to the proliferation of molecular segmentation patient populations in fields such as personalized medicine. Particularly, due to the significant cost reducing impacts of the development of "next-generation" sequence platforms on DNA sequencing in the last decade, molecular diagnostics are being considered as cost effective candidates to be used as ...


Exploring Adoption Of Augmented Reality Smart Glasses: Applications In The Medical Industry, Nuri A. Basoglu, Muge Goken, Marina Dabic, Dilek Ozdemir Gungor, Tugrul U. Daim Oct 2018

Exploring Adoption Of Augmented Reality Smart Glasses: Applications In The Medical Industry, Nuri A. Basoglu, Muge Goken, Marina Dabic, Dilek Ozdemir Gungor, Tugrul U. Daim

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This study explores the use of augmented reality smart glasses (ARSGs) by physicians and their adoption of these products in the Turkish medical industry. Google Glass was used as a demonstrative example for the introduction of ARSGs. We proposed an exploratory model based on the technology acceptance model by Davis. Exogenous factors in the model were defined by performing semi-structured in-depth interviews, along with the use of an expert panel in addition to the technology adoption literature. The framework was tested by means of a field study, data was collected via an Internet survey, and path analysis was used. The ...


Twelve Questions For The Participatory Modeling Community, Rebecca Jordan, Steven Gray, Moira Zellner, Pierre D. Glynn, Alexey Voinov, Beatrice Hedelin, Eleanor J. Sterling, Kirsten Leong, Laura Schmitt Olabisi, Klaus Hubacek, Pierre Bommel, Todd K. Bendor, Antoine J. Jetter, Bethany Laursen, Alison Singer, Philippe J. Giabbanelli, Nagesh Kolagani, Laura Basco Carrera, Karen Jenni, Christina Prell, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center Participatory Modeling Pursuit Working Group Aug 2018

Twelve Questions For The Participatory Modeling Community, Rebecca Jordan, Steven Gray, Moira Zellner, Pierre D. Glynn, Alexey Voinov, Beatrice Hedelin, Eleanor J. Sterling, Kirsten Leong, Laura Schmitt Olabisi, Klaus Hubacek, Pierre Bommel, Todd K. Bendor, Antoine J. Jetter, Bethany Laursen, Alison Singer, Philippe J. Giabbanelli, Nagesh Kolagani, Laura Basco Carrera, Karen Jenni, Christina Prell, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center Participatory Modeling Pursuit Working Group

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Participatory modeling engages the implicit and explicit knowledge of stakeholders to create formalized and shared representations of reality and has evolved into a field of study as well as a practice. Participatory modeling researchers and practitioners who focus specifically on environmental resources met at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) in Annapolis, Maryland, over the course of 2 years to discuss the state of the field and future directions for participatory modeling. What follows is a description of 12 overarching groups of questions that could guide future inquiry.


A Review Of In-Situ And Remote Sensing Technologies To Monitor Water And Sanitation Interventions, Luis Andres, Kwasi Boateng, Christian Borja-Vega, Evan Thomas Jun 2018

A Review Of In-Situ And Remote Sensing Technologies To Monitor Water And Sanitation Interventions, Luis Andres, Kwasi Boateng, Christian Borja-Vega, Evan Thomas

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The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), announced in September 2015, present a vision of achieving a higher level of human health and well-being worldwide by the year 2030. The SDG targets specific to water and sanitation call for more detailed monitoring and response to understand the coverage and quality of safely managed sources. It is hoped that improved monitoring of water and sanitation interventions will reveal more cost-effective and efficient ways of meeting the SDGs. In this paper, we review the landscape of approaches that can be used to support and improve on the water and sanitation targets SDG ...


Technology Foresight: A Bibliometric Analysis To Identify Leading And Emerging Methods, Elizabeth Gibson, Tugrul U. Daim, Edwin Garces, Marina Dabic Jan 2018

Technology Foresight: A Bibliometric Analysis To Identify Leading And Emerging Methods, Elizabeth Gibson, Tugrul U. Daim, Edwin Garces, Marina Dabic

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Foresight studies provide essential information used by the government, industry and academia for technology planning and knowledge expansion. They are complicated, resource-intensive, and quite expensive. The approach, methods, and techniques must be carefully identified and selected. Despite the global importance of foresight activities, there are no frameworks to help one develop and plan a proper foresight study. This paper begins Keywords: technology foresight; strategic foresight; adaptive foresight; Social Network Analysis (SNA); bibliometric tools; data mining; text mining. to close this gap by analyzing and comparing different schools of thought and updating the literature with the most current tools and methods ...


Improving The Effectiveness Of Fuzzy Front End Management: Expanding Stage-Gate Methodologies Through Agile, Aruna Bhatia, Juchun Cheng, Sadaf Salek, Vidhi Chokshi, Antonie J. Jetter Dec 2017

Improving The Effectiveness Of Fuzzy Front End Management: Expanding Stage-Gate Methodologies Through Agile, Aruna Bhatia, Juchun Cheng, Sadaf Salek, Vidhi Chokshi, Antonie J. Jetter

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More now than ever before, product development has become more challenging and complex with all the globalization around business today. Understanding the requirements of unfamiliar markets can be very challenging for organizations trying to speed-up their innovations. Also with the advent of globalization there is pressure on everyone to perform better and roll out new products in the market. The fuzzy front end process is very dynamic and unstructured process. By taking advantage of the key characteristics of Agile and Stage-Gate model, an Integrated Agile- Stage- Gate Hybrid model was developed which could help in improving the effectiveness of the ...


Technology Readiness Levels Improving R&D Management: A Grounded Theory Analysis, Joao Ricardo Lavoie, Tugrul Unsal Daim Dec 2017

Technology Readiness Levels Improving R&D Management: A Grounded Theory Analysis, Joao Ricardo Lavoie, Tugrul Unsal Daim

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The strategic management of an organization is well understood and there are several different frameworks and methodologies available to develop and implement strategies that will put the organization on the right track and make it more competitive. Nevertheless, the ability to manage technology and to assess and choose the right technologies to be used and to be invested in is not that well understood and developed. The technology readiness is important to be measured and managed, so that organizations have the chance to make better decisions on which technologies to rely on and when. Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) is a ...


Monitoring And Anticipating The Convergence Of Lighting Control Strategies, Nina Chaichi, Tugrul Unsal Daim Dec 2017

Monitoring And Anticipating The Convergence Of Lighting Control Strategies, Nina Chaichi, Tugrul Unsal Daim

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IPC co-classification in conjunction with cross impact analysis has been used to identify technology convergence and its strength over specific period of time. In this study, we tried to monitor the convergence of lighting control strategies which yields energy efficiency from 2009 to 2013. Also, we tried to anticipate the trend of impacts for near future. We take new approach to utilize detailed information including rate of change of co-classified patents, number of patents in each class, and convergence strength between two classes over time and build possible scenarios to anticipate the convergence trend. In our new approach, convergence strength ...


Benchmarking Of Technology Roadmapping Process In Energy Sector: A Literature Review, Chih-Jen Yu, Tugrul Unsal Daim Dec 2017

Benchmarking Of Technology Roadmapping Process In Energy Sector: A Literature Review, Chih-Jen Yu, Tugrul Unsal Daim

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Technology roadmapping (TRM) has been recognized as an effective and flexible technology planning tool to assist company, industry, or nations to layout their strategic technology needs and align their vision and strategic objectives. Technology roadmap have been developed into various types and formats, by means of generic or customized processes, to suit specific organizational requirement in different industry settings such as energy sector. However, evaluating the effectiveness of roadmapping process remains a critical issue for roadmap updating and improvement. This paper proposes a benchmark approach based on a literature review to help develop a comparative model with required checklists.