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Title: Enhancing technological capability in small manufacturing suppliers : customer influence and supplier action
Author: Reed, Fiona M.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3511 0937
Awarding Body: Loughborough University
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 2003
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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.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council ; Pera Training Ltd
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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