The Dynamics of the Diversified Corporation and the Role of Central Management of Technology

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationFrederiksberg
    PublisherDRUID - Danish Research Unit for Industrial Dynamics
    Number of pages51
    ISBN (Print)8778730406
    Publication statusPublished - 1998
    SeriesDRUID Working Paper
    Number98-4

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    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