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Enhancing technological capability in small manufacturing suppliers: customer influence and supplier action

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posted on 05.07.2018, 10:20 by Fiona M. Reed
This thesis investigates how small manufacturing firms gain awareness of future technological requirements, through a process described as "technology look-ahead". This process is an important step towards developing technological capabilities which are appropriate to future market needs The research presented here is exploratory in nature, and follows a route of building and revising conceptual models or frameworks for understanding. A scoping study is used to identify two main themes for in-depth research. [Continues.]

Funding

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, PRIME Faraday Partnership research project, 'Practice and procurement: alliances in the value chain' (grant no.: GR/M44699). EPSRC-funded secondment to Pera Training Ltd.

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

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© Fiona M. Reed

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2003

Notes

A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.

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en

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