This paper discusses 1) the generic forces that drive the evolution of diversified industrial corporations and their implications for the corporate technology base, 2) the changing role of the central R&D lab in the context of these forces, and 3) the role of management of technology in promoting dynamic coherence in diversified - and highly decentralized - corporations. The line of argument in the paper is illustrated by an indepth case-study of Danfoss, a Danish multi-divisional corporation operating within mechatronical markets.
|Place of Publication||Frederiksberg|
|Publisher||DRUID - Danish Research Unit for Industrial Dynamics|
|Number of pages||51|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|
|Series||DRUID Working Paper|
Frøslev Christensen, J. (1998). The Dynamics of the Diversified Corporation and the Role of Central Management of Technology. DRUID - Danish Research Unit for Industrial Dynamics. DRUID Working Paper, No. 98-4