Is it possible to define a universal technology management discipline?

ANSAL H., Aygoren H., Ekmekci U.

IKTISAT ISLETME VE FINANS, vol.24, no.281, pp.9-30, 2009 (SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 281
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.3848/iif.2009.281.5674
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)
  • Page Numbers: pp.9-30
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Considering the diversity of needs and concerns in developed and developing countries, the evolution of technology management (TM) discipline would be expected to follow different paths to include different national experiences and unique needs of these countries. Whether this diversity is reflected in the mainstream TM research agenda is an important issue. Thus, the aim of this study is in two folds; first, to examine how the general research agenda of TM discipline has evolved in the academic research in a developing country context, namely Turkey, and next, whether this research agenda has converged or diverged with the patterns of mainstream TM research in international journals, by analyzing the Turkish academics TM publications both in the national and international scientific journals. The findings reveal that the TM discipline in Turkey indicates both divergent and convergent characteristics when compared with the results of recent studies about developed and developing countries.