Does technology management research diverge or converge in developing and developed countries?


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ÇETİNDAMAR KOZANOĞLU D., WASTİ PAMUKSUZ S. N. , ANSAL H., Beyhan B.

TECHNOVATION, vol.29, no.1, pp.45-58, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.technovation.2008.04.002
  • Journal Name: TECHNOVATION
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.45-58
  • Keywords: Technology management literature, Content analysis, Developing countries, ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT, PERSPECTIVE, LESSONS
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The main purpose of this paper is to understand whether the research of developing and developed countries in the technology management (TM) field converge or diverge in terms of topics, approaches, research focus, and methods. International trends are explored based on the comparison of developed and developing countries' academia, conducted through a content analysis of the main TM journals over the period of 1995-2005. The analysis of a random sample of 325 articles indicates a clear differentiation of major topics studied by developing and developed country academics. The paper ends with a call for future studies to focus more on the particularities of developing countries in order to enrich the TM literature by increasing our understanding of TM theory and its applications in developing countries. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.