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Capabilities of technology utilization and technology integration : Impact of 3D technologies on product development process and performance

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  • Takeda, Yoko
  • Aoshima, Yaichi
  • Nobeoka, Kentaro

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Multi-functional technologies widely influence on organization and often require organizational technology integration capabilities to achieve the total effectiveness. Technology integration capability here implies not only utilizing technologies in the present setting of organizational environment but also reforming organizational process and structure towards total optimization. This paper aims to exam technology integration capabilities among Japanese and Chinese firms through questionnaire surveys regarding impact of 3D technologies on product development process and performance. The results indicated that Japanese companies improved their total performance with process reformation leveraged by 3D technologies; however, among Chinese companies, no significant relationships were observed among 3D technology usage, process reformation and the total performance improvement although they improve the partial performance such as manufacturability by utilizing the technologies. Chinese companies, which have a huge growing market and are on the process of rapidly improving their productivities without strong organizational inertia, could have enough advantage by utilizing technologies to improve the partial performance. On the other hand, Japanese companies, which compete in mature market and have already had highly efficient organizational process, could not find the merits of technology usage without technology integration capabilities. This would be regarded as disadvantage of process-advanced company that they cannot have enough incentive to introduce advanced technology and new entries have a chance to leap-frog the advanced companies in usage of technology in general.

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  • Takeda, Yoko & Aoshima, Yaichi & Nobeoka, Kentaro, 2010. "Capabilities of technology utilization and technology integration : Impact of 3D technologies on product development process and performance," IIR Working Paper 10-02, Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University.
  • Handle: RePEc:hit:iirwps:10-02
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