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J. Open Innov. Technol. Mark. Complex. 2018, 4(4), 56; https://doi.org/10.3390/joitmc4040056

A Case Study on the Promising Product Selection Indicators for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs)

Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI), 66 Hoegi-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 02456, Korea
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Received: 20 June 2018 / Revised: 9 November 2018 / Accepted: 15 November 2018 / Published: 22 November 2018
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This case study used a technology readiness level (TRL), market attractiveness level (MAL), and customer readiness level (CRL) to measure the prospect of promising products. The TRL, MAL, and CRL were measured using Delphi methods. A TRL is composed of basic research as well as experimental, prototype, practical, and commercial stages. A market attractiveness level is made up of global market size, global market growth rate, and government policy suitability. A customer readiness level was measured using consumer preference. The promising products were mainly selected as information communication and software related products. Among the technologies and products announced by domestic and foreign organizations, products suitable for research and development tasks of small and medium-sized enterprises were selected. The results of this case study are expected to be committed for the enhancement of the success rate of commercialization for small and medium-sized enterprises by being dedicated to the R&D planning of small and medium-sized enterprises in the ICT (Information and Communication Technology)/SW (Software)) field and proposing a direction to pursue the business. The purpose of this paper is to propose an approach to measure the prospect of promising products by using three levels: TRL, MAL, and CRL, which are measured using Delphi methods. This approach aims to enhance the success rate of commercialization for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). View Full-Text
Keywords: promising product; emerging technology; indicator; index; SME; Delphi method promising product; emerging technology; indicator; index; SME; Delphi method
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Kwon, Y.-I.; Son, J.-K. A Case Study on the Promising Product Selection Indicators for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs). J. Open Innov. Technol. Mark. Complex. 2018, 4, 56.

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