Proceedings of The 2nd International Conference on Applied Research in Engineering Science and Technology
Application of Problematic Technology Roadmapping in Less Developed Regions of Slovakia
Marek Jemala, Karol Hatiar and Alena Pauliková
This economic research was based on the literary analysis, various empirical studies and statistical vs. qualitative research in 500 problematic companies mainly in the East of Slovakia. Businesses received about 100 questions about technology innovation management, innovation support, strategic planning, Roadmapping, Risk management, etc. These statistical results were completed by the expert consultations in 2018-2019. Based on the research results, it can be concluded that these problematic companies are mainly micro-companies with up to 10 employees (mostly Ltd.), mainly in the construction, engineering, automotive, rubber, and plastic industries. These companies are dominated by piece and series production. The use of technology RM processes was minimal and only applied in larger companies (TR ≥ 500 000 €). These roadmapping processes have been greatly simplified and unsystematic, mainly based on the requirements of the concern, business owners or top managers.
Keywords: Problematic technology roadmapping, Crisis management, complex technology innovation, corporate foresight.