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Managing technological transition from old to new technology: case of Fanuc's successful transition

Managing technological transition from old to new technology: case of Fanuc's successful transition Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide new practical viewpoints and a framework regarding the management of technology transition from old to new technology through an in‐depth case study of Fanuc. Design/methodology/approach – Due to the exploratory nature of this research and our interest in identifying key factors that affect the progress of technological transition, the authors selected the grounded theory style of data interpretation. Findings – This case study identifies three key factors common to Fanuc's two major technological transitions and provides a new framework for the successful transition. Originality/value – This paper provides new practical viewpoints regarding the management of technology transition from old to new technology. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Business Strategy Series Emerald Publishing

Managing technological transition from old to new technology: case of Fanuc's successful transition

Business Strategy Series , Volume 9 (4): 6 – Jul 4, 2008

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1751-5637
DOI
10.1108/17515630810891816
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide new practical viewpoints and a framework regarding the management of technology transition from old to new technology through an in‐depth case study of Fanuc. Design/methodology/approach – Due to the exploratory nature of this research and our interest in identifying key factors that affect the progress of technological transition, the authors selected the grounded theory style of data interpretation. Findings – This case study identifies three key factors common to Fanuc's two major technological transitions and provides a new framework for the successful transition. Originality/value – This paper provides new practical viewpoints regarding the management of technology transition from old to new technology.

Journal

Business Strategy SeriesEmerald Publishing

Published: Jul 4, 2008

Keywords: Electric motors; Numerical control; Transition management

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