The aim of the paper is to apply metatriangulation and theory building to strengthen our theorizing on technological development of manufacturing firms. AMT literature is reviewed and by means of bracketing, the paper identifies a set of problematic assumptions embedded within traditional AMT research. A case study is used to emphasize how a process perspective enriches the traditional structural perspective. Finally, through first attempts at theory building, a set of propositions is suggested in order to overcome long-standing problems found in AMT research.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 4th Production and Operations Management Conference / 19th International Annual EurOMA Conference : Serving the World|
|Number of pages||10|
|Place of Publication||Amsterdam|
|Publisher||University of Amsterdam|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|