STM (Strategic Technology Management) Research Group
In this era of technology wars, specialized strategy and tactics for technology are critical for winning with limited resources. From this perspective, the STM research group's interest area is divided into Information Management Strategy and Future Strategy. In the Information Management Strategy area, the study group seeks researches in IT/IS strategies for competitiveness of firms and organizations. The topics cover methodology development and strategic use of diverse information systems and modern IT tool applications. Case studies are intensely emphasized. In the Future Strategy area, the group studies future planning, business planning, and technology planning. Specifically, the topics include methodologies of future society foresight, future customers needs analysis, disruptive technology, business model innovation, R&D planning, and patent strategy.
Information Management Strategy
Information Management Strategy (IMS) is an area of studying how to use IT/IS strategically as the IT/IS plays a vital role in modern business management. The research topics of IMS include SIS (Strategic Information Systems), BPM/ERP/RE (Business Process Management/Enterprise Resource Planning/Real time Enterprise), and other diverse IS systems (MIS, IPS, DSS, EIS, ERP) as well as the related applied areas such as SCM, CRM, EC/MC, and KM.
The Future Strategy research area focuses on future business and emerging technology. The research topics are (1) future planning, (2) business planning, and (3) technology planning. First, the future planning topics include future society foresight and future customer needs analysis. For those topics, the methodologies of Scenario Planning, Function Analysis, Delphi method, and Needs Analysis are used. Second, the business planning topics include promising business area detection, disruptive technology development, and innovative business model development. For those topics, the methodologies of New Product Development, Disruptive Technology, Business TRIZ, and Product DNA are incorporated. Last, the technology planning topics include R&D planning, technology valuation, and patent acquiring strategy. The methodologies of TRIZ, Technology Roadmap, and Technolog Network Analysis are used for those topics.