Date: 18 Nov 2012

Systems of Technological Innovation

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Comprehending and defining systems for technological innovation enable us to manage technology more effectively. This issue presents five papers aiming to contribute to our understanding of such systems.

This issue is compiled with papers selected from Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology which was held in Portland, Oregon, USA in August of 2011.

Bers et al. introduce a system integrating accelerated radical innovation concept with the extended stage gate model, thus providing a system for managing radical innovations. Huang et al. on the other hand explore the evolution of an industrial network in the flat panel display industry. Sick et al. use scenarios to explore how technology development can be impacted by raw material prices.

Kwakkel and Yucel explore the Dutch electricity system using various data-mining and data visualization techniques. Their results indicate that most transition trajectories point towards a future energy supply system th