Technological experience and the technology adoption decisions in small manufacturing firms.

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artikel
Titel:
Technological experience and the technology adoption decisions in small manufacturing firms.
Auteur:
Lefebvre, Louis A.
Taal:
Nederlands
Uitgever:
S.l. : s.n., n.d
Paginering:
9 p.
Nota:
R&D Management. 21. 3. 241-249
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This paper investigates changes in factors bearing on technology adoption decisions in small manufacturing firms. It is hypothesized that, as a firm's experience with technology increases and its technological capabilities grow, the decision process is gradually modified and puts more weight on those factors which are more closely related to the true potential of the technology. An empirical study shows the more innovative firms to have an outward orientation dominated by clients and suppliers, and to pay more attention to the added flexibility brought about by new technology. It is also shown that functional groups within the company play a more important role in the decision-making process.
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