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Management of Technology

Mission Statement
Rapid technological change drives rapid change in organizations as they strive to lead, follow, or merely survive. New technologies have led to fundamental transformations in traditional intra and inter-firm business practices and have accelerated the pace of globalization. The impact of new technologies is widespread including the creation of new forms of competition, changes in product and service attributes, the development of new production and service creation processes, changes in the basic structure of extended supply chains, and new delivery channels for consumer goods and services.

Managing both the creation and application of rapidly changing technologies is therefore a critical challenge. The management of technology domain provides a deep understanding of the drivers of organizational performance in a global marketplace impacted by rapidly changing technology. In particular, the management of technology domain focuses on the development, planning, implementation, and assessment of technological capabilities to shape and accomplish the strategic and operational objectives of an organization or a network of organizations.

The Management of Technology Department seeks papers that employ rigorous research methods including optimization, simulation, and empirical approaches. Research in the management of technology domain often takes a multidisciplinary approach, though this is not a requirement. Reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of the management of technology, beyond relevance to operations management, papers may also relate to other functional areas of management and economics. Topics of interest to the Management of Technology Department include (but are not limited to) the following.

  • Technology innovation, diffusion and transfer
  • Dynamics of innovation
  • The impact of technology on the nature of competition
  • Technology strategy
  • Technology change and uncertainty
  • R&D management
  • Managing a firm's resource-based capabilities
  • Knowledge management
  • Adoption and implementation of new technology
  • Managing technology within and between firm boundaries
  • Technology and the organization
  • Product versus process technology development and integration
  • Technology development and process improvement
  • Performance measurement and the justification of new technology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Intellectual property and patents
  • Technology forecasting
  • Technology and environmental sustainability
  • Social networks and the diffusion of innovation

Departmental Editor
Professor Cheryl Gaimon
Georgia Institute of Technology
800 W. Peachtree Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30308-0520, USA
Phone: (404) 385-2409
Fax: (404) 894-6030
cheryl.gaimon@mgt.gatech.edu

Senior Editors
Sulin Ba, University of Connecticut
Elliot Bendoly, Emory University
Janice Carrillo, University of Florida
Raul Chao, University of Virginia
Sarv Devaraj, University of Notre Dame
Manpreet Hora, Georgia Institute of Technology
Moren Lévesque, York University
S. Rajagopolan, University of Southern California
Karthik Ramachandran, Georgia Institute of Technology
Jeff Stratman, University of Utah
D. J. Wu, Georgia Institute of Technology