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Technology Audit – General And Practical Lines

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  • SIMONA-CLARA BARSAN

    () (Research Institute for Analytical Instrumentation, Technology Transfer Center CENTI, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

  • MIHAELA-GEORGIA SIMA

    () (Bucharest Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Technological Transfer Center, Romania)

  • ANCUTA-MARIA PUSCAS

    () (Research Institute for Analytical Instrumentation, Technology Transfer Center CENTI, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

  • AUREL-GHEORGHE SETEL

    () (University of Oradea, Technology Transfer Center, Romania)

Abstract

The present paper is a mixture between the theoretical notions regarding the procedure of technology audit (TA) and the experience the authors have gained from actually applying it on SMEs, so that the provided viewpoint shall be a realistic one. It starts with a general presentation of the technology audit process (TA), its main parts and subdivisions, emphasizing the role and importance of each single one. There are detailed descriptions of the benefits recurring from performing a TA, as well as the implication of the analyzed company in these activities. We have considered useful to resume the process into a graphic representation, showing the interconnection between all the parts of a TA, as well as their order. At the end, one has mentioned the action plan, the component of the TA that provides specific solutions for the deficiencies determined with the help of a SWOT analysis. Last but not least, extending the procedure to macro level, one has presented some of TAs general utilities and impacts, correlated with the cooperation with the local and central authorities.

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  • Simona-Clara Barsan & Mihaela-Georgia Sima & Ancuta-Maria Puscas & Aurel-Gheorghe Setel, 2011. "Technology Audit – General And Practical Lines," JOURNAL STUDIA UNIVERSITATIS BABES-BOLYAI NEGOTIA, Babes-Bolyai University, Faculty of Business.
  • Handle: RePEc:bbn:journl:2011_2_7_barsan
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    Keywords

    SMEs; Tehnology Audit; SWOT; Action Plan;

    JEL classification:

    • A12 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Relation of Economics to Other Disciplines
    • L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship
    • M49 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Accounting - - - Other
    • L29 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Other

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