It is important that companies have an institutionalized approach to managing 'technology discontinuities' that occur when the saturation point is reached on an S-Curve, for a particular type of technology. There are inherent risks in choosing a new technology when the existing one is still in the 'growth' or 'maturation' stage. Yet, by switching to a new technology at the 'right' time, productivity gains can be in quantum leaps rather than in marginal increments. This paper presents a comprehensive productivity framework to study the challenges and opportunities in managing such discontinuities so that companies can minimize the chances for technological obsolescences and economic disasters.
|Title of host publication||Unknown Host Publication Title|
|Editors||Tarek M. Khalil, Bulent A. Bayraktar, Johnson A. Edosomwan|
|Place of Publication||Geneva, Switz|
|Publisher||Inderscience Enterprises Ltd|
|Number of pages||9|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1988|
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