AMT investments in New Zealand: purpose, pattern and outcomes

Amrik S. Sohal (Professor and Associate Dean (Graduate Studies), Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia)

Integrated Manufacturing Systems

ISSN: 0957-6061

Publication date: 1 April 1996

Abstract

Discusses the purpose, pattern and outcomes of investments in advanced manufacturing technologies (AMTs) in New Zealand firms. Based on data collected from 57 firms, explores the motivation for investing in AMTs, the nature and size of investments, speed of implementation and outcomes including benefits and difficulties experienced. Concludes that although New Zealand firms have made positive investments in a range of sophisticated AMTs, they appear to focus on operational benefits with little, if any, attention to marketing and strategic benefits. Concludes with a brief comparison of results from a parallel study conducted in Australia.

Keywords

Citation

Sohal, A. (1996), "AMT investments in New Zealand: purpose, pattern and outcomes", Integrated Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 7 No. 2, pp. 27-36. https://doi.org/10.1108/09576069610111873

Download as .RIS

Publisher

:

MCB UP Ltd

Copyright © 1996, MCB UP Limited

Please note you might not have access to this content

You may be able to access this content by login via Shibboleth, Open Athens or with your Emerald account.
If you would like to contact us about accessing this content, click the button and fill out the form.
To rent this content from Deepdyve, please click the button.