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Technology Valuation Method for Supporting Knowledge Management in Technology Decisions to Gain Sustainability

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Automation Technology and Mechanical Engineering, Tampere University, 33720 Tampere, Finland
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Sandvik Mining and Construction Oy, 33310 Tampere, Finland
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Sustainability 2019, 11(12), 3410; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11123410
Received: 30 April 2019 / Revised: 3 June 2019 / Accepted: 16 June 2019 / Published: 21 June 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Knowledge and Intellectual Capital Management for Sustainability)
New technologies have major effects on the profitability of companies and the economic growth of society. If appropriate technologies can be routinely selected, then it is possible to achieve sustainability at a company level. Knowledge management (KM) can be used to support technology decision making and give an understanding of the potential of particular technologies in a specific business environment. In this study, the design research methodology (DRM) is used with three case studies in an industry environment to develop and evaluate a novel technology valuation method (TVM). The proposed six-step TVM focuses on the acquisition, modeling, and validation of product-related knowledge to support KM related to technology decisions. The contribution of this research is to use distinctions between product properties and behaviors with a disposition toward understanding the potential of technology. During the process, tacit knowledge is made visible and documented, which supports the reliability of technology decisions and enables companies to gain sustainability. View Full-Text
Keywords: technology; technology decision; knowledge management; manufacturing industry; technology valuation; sustainability technology; technology decision; knowledge management; manufacturing industry; technology valuation; sustainability
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Mämmelä, J.; Juuti, T.; Julkunen, P. Technology Valuation Method for Supporting Knowledge Management in Technology Decisions to Gain Sustainability. Sustainability 2019, 11, 3410. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11123410

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Mämmelä J, Juuti T, Julkunen P. Technology Valuation Method for Supporting Knowledge Management in Technology Decisions to Gain Sustainability. Sustainability. 2019; 11(12):3410. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11123410

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Mämmelä, Janne; Juuti, Tero; Julkunen, Pasi. 2019. "Technology Valuation Method for Supporting Knowledge Management in Technology Decisions to Gain Sustainability" Sustainability 11, no. 12: 3410. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11123410

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