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Determinants of ITF R&D Technology Commercialization in Logistics and Supply Chain Industries: R&D Technologist Perspective

  • Siu Cheung HoEmail author
  • Kong Bieng Chuah
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Part of the Understanding Complex Systems book series (UCS)

Abstract

Successful commercialization and adoption of research and development (R&D) project deliverables are defined as the whole R&D project completed, commercialized, and adopted in the industry. This chapter examines from R&D Technologist’s perspective the determinant factors of innovation and technology fund (ITF) and R&D Technology commercialization and adoption in Hong Kong Logistics and Supply Chain Industries. R&D Technologist always faces various challenges of developing technology that matches industry needs. This study investigates how R&D Technologists think their efforts can align with the industry needs during the development process. This is the first attempt of the multi-perspective study to bridge the gaps from idea generation, R&D and subsequent technology implementation, and adoption by industry. Qualitative and quantitative of the data collected from R&D Technologists have been carried out using a proposed market-driven project management model, market, science, technology, application, and market (MSTAM), and the results will shed lights on latter study from other perspectives.

Keywords

R&D development R&D Technology commercialization Project management R&D Technologist perspective 

Abbreviations

AGV

Autonomous-guided vehicles

A-M

Application to market

API

Application programming interface

CCTV

Closed-circuit television

EMI

Early manufacturing involvement

ESI

Early supplier involvement

IOT

Internet of Things

IP

Intellectual property

IT

Innovation and technology

ITB

Information Technology Bureau

ITF

Innovation and technology fund

KPI

Key performance indicator

LBS

Location-based service

M-S

Market to science

MSTAM

Market, science, technology, application, and market

NPD

New product development

OM

Organization manager

PC

Project coordinator

PKI

Public key infrastructure

PM

Project management

PRD

Pearl River Delta

R&D

Research and development

RFID

Radio-frequency identification

RO

Research questions

ROI

Return on investment

RT

Requirements traceability

SD

Standard deviation

SDC

Sensor data cloud

SI

System integrator

SME

Small- and medium-sized enterprises

S-T

Science to technology

STAM

Science, technology, application, and market

T-A

Technology to application

VR

Virtual reality

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors would like to take this opportunity to thank the industrial advisors, Dr. Jack So, Dr. Aldar Chan, Dr. CC Cheung, and Dr. KL Fan for providing their valuable comment for the questionnaire. The authors also would like to express their sincere thanks and warmest appreciation to those R&D Technologists for sharing their valuable thoughts and incredible insights.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering ManagementCity University of Hong KongKowloonHong Kong

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