South African Journal of Industrial Engineering
versión On-line ISSN 1012-277X
LOURENS, A.S. y JONKER, J.A.. An integrated approach for developing a technology strategy framework for small- to medium-sized furniture manufacturers to improve competitiveness. S. Afr. J. Ind. Eng. [online]. 2013, vol.24, n.1, pp. 50-67. ISSN 1012-277X.
Low-technology firms, such as those found within the furniture manufacturing industry, have no framework or methodology to guide them successfully to acquire and integrate technology that enables them to operate more competitively. The aim of this article is to illustrate the development of a technology strategy framework for small- to medium-sized furniture manufacturers to assist them to improve their competitiveness. More specifically, this article presents an integrated technology strategy framework that enables management to integrate their business strategy with their technology requirements successfully, thus improving competitiveness.