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Dynamic technology leadership: The adaptive role of the CTO

Van Der Hoven, C and Probert, D and Phaal, R and Goffin, K (2012) Dynamic technology leadership: The adaptive role of the CTO. Research Technology Management, 55. pp. 24-33. ISSN 0895-6308

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Abstract

OVERVIEW: 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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chief technology officer Technology management Technology transition points
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div E > Strategy and Policy
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 11:44
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2014 02:37
DOI: 10.5437/08956308X5505073