EVALUATION OF REASONS FOR DECISION TO IMPLEMENT NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN LITHUANIAN MANUFACTURING ENTERPRISES
Keywords:new technology, technology implementation decisions, reasons of technology implementation
AbstractThis paper presents the findings of survey, which aimed to investigate the most important reasons involved in the implementation of new technology within the Lithuanian manufacturing enterprises. The research carried out indicated the fact that in the recent years, the connection of industrial progress, organizational changes and economic competitiveness has increased. One of many significant changes in technological and economic environment of industrial enterprises is related with the increasing dissemination of technological innovations and commercial profit, obtained having implemented new technologies in industry. The competitiveness of enterprises and the state is directly dependent on their ability to acquire and implement new business methods and new technologies, as well as use them in the production of new competitive products. The causal analysis of new technology implementation in manufacturing enterprises provided possibilities to group reasons and that were significant for implementing new technologies in enterprises, with regard to internal aims and external aims of enterprises.
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