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A multiple‐perspective model for technology assessment: Case of mobile broadband technologies selection in China

Jing Zhang (Department of Engineering and Technology Management, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, USA)
Tugrul U. Daim (Department of Engineering and Technology Management, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, USA)
Byung‐Chul Choi (Department of Engineering and Technology Management, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, USA)
Kenny Phan (Department of Engineering and Technology Management, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, USA)

Journal of Technology Management in China

ISSN: 1746-8779

Article publication date: 26 September 2008

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to develop a multiple‐perspective model for technology assessment, apply it to mobile broadband technologies selection in China and give recommendations based on the assessment results.

Design/methodology/approach

A multiple‐perspective model for technology assessment using HDM is developed based on literature review and experts suggestions. Data are collected from a survey on China telecom experts.

Findings

TD‐SCDMA got the highest score because of its potential political and social effects, and WCDMA and CDMA2000 following with close scores. While for WiMAX and 4G, Chinese experts showed relatively lack of confidence.

Originality/value

This paper presents a new multiple‐perspective model that can be generally applied to technology assessment problems at organizational level.

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Citation

Zhang, J., Daim, T.U., Choi, B. and Phan, K. (2008), "A multiple‐perspective model for technology assessment: Case of mobile broadband technologies selection in China", Journal of Technology Management in China, Vol. 3 No. 3, pp. 264-278. https://doi.org/10.1108/17468770810916177

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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