Follow-Up Strategies for Technological Growth

Fischer, William A.
September 1978
California Management Review;Fall1978, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p10
Academic Journal
Although invention is the most dramatic means of achieving technological growth, it is important not to lose sight of alternative strategies which rely on "following up" on someone else's inventive efforts can be useful in establishing a balanced technical resources portfolio. This article discusses several such follow-up strategies, including the costs and benefits of each strategy, actual corporate examples, public policies affecting following up, and the managerial implications associated with follow-up strategies.


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