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Leadership Driven Innovation: The Role of the Engineer in Our Future
Emily D. Pertl, James E. Smith
Pages - 28 - 39     |    Revised - 30-11-2010     |    Published - 20-12-2010
Volume - 1   Issue - 3    |    Publication Date - December 2010  Table of Contents
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KEYWORDS
New Technology Development, Innovation, Disruptive Technologies
ABSTRACT
The development of new technologies, particularly those identified as advanced and/or disruptive, rely on two individual but highly interrelated competencies, leadership and innovation. These two are the basis for the successful development of most of the major technologies in production, today. At their best they are also the genesis for most of the large commercial and industrial organizations currently operating in the global marketplace. More importantly, it is the state of health of these two competencies that determines the longevity and profitability of these organizations. This paper tracks a hypothetical progression from inception to integrated production for what can be idealized as a maturation process of a new company/technology. While it is directed to represent most any type of new technology it is particularly suited to advance technologies and those organizations dealing in products for accelerating markets, such as for the aerospace and advance communications arenas.
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Dr. Emily D. Pertl
West Virginia University - United States of America
Emily.Pertl@mail.wvu.edu
Dr. James E. Smith
West Virginia University - United States of America