TITLE

Dynamic Technology Leadership

AUTHOR(S)
van der Hoven, Chris; Probert, David; Phaal, Robert; Goffin, Keith
PUB. DATE
September 2012
SOURCE
Research Technology Management;Sep/Oct2012, Vol. 55 Issue 5, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The importance of the chief technology officer role is widely accepted, particularly in today's turbulent, global conditions. However, not enough is known about the key activities of CTOs or the factors that influence their priorities. Thirty in-depth interviews conducted with the CTOs in global firms identified key activities: aligning technology and corporate strategy and business models, determining technology entry and exit points, and preparing business cases to secure funding for technology development. The research also showed that priority areas for CTOs are related to technology transition points--major contextual and business discontinuities that impact the focus of the CTO. We conclude that the determination of priorities at these technology transition points is highly idiosyncratic and closely related to whether the CTO functions more or less strategically.
ACCESSION #
79795068

 

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