Management of technological innovation in the Lebanese industry

Toufic Mezher, Walid Nasrallah, Aref Alemeddine

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    Abstract

    Technology and innovation are two important elements in improving efficiency and productivity, and competitiveness in organizations. Therefore, what differentiate successful organizations from others is in their management of technology and innovation. This objective of this paper is to investigate project will focus on the strategic management of technology and innovation in established Lebanese firms and in different economic sectors. Information was collected through a survey questionnaire. Forty Lebanese companies operating in the financial sector, manufacturing sector, information and communication technology (ICT) sector, food sector and software technology sector were surveyed. The data collected was analyzed in order to identify the different technology management strategies across each sector and in the country as a whole. The results reflect on the level of appreciation and importance of technology management and innovation in Lebanese firms. The paper concludes with recommendations on steps that needs to be carried out by the different sectors, including government, private, and education (Technology Triangle), to improve the management of technology and innovation in Lebanon. (c) 2006 PICMET.

    Original languageBritish English
    Title of host publicationPICMET '06 - Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology, Proceedings Technology Management for the Global Future
    Pages1064-1073
    Number of pages10
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2006
    EventPICMET '06 - Technology Management for the Global Future - Istanbul, Turkey
    Duration: 8 Jul 200613 Jul 2006

    Publication series

    NamePortland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology
    Volume3

    Conference

    ConferencePICMET '06 - Technology Management for the Global Future
    Country/TerritoryTurkey
    CityIstanbul
    Period8/07/0613/07/06

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