Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2012, Article ID 273530, 24 pages
Research Article

A Novel Method for Technology Forecasting and Developing R&D Strategy of Building Integrated Photovoltaic Technology Industry

1Department of Business Administration, Chung Yuan Christian University, 200 Chung Pei Road, Chung Li 32023, Taiwan
2Department of Construction Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, No. 43, Section 4, Keelung Road, Da'an District, Taipei City 106, Taiwan

Received 24 February 2012; Revised 17 May 2012; Accepted 22 May 2012

Academic Editor: Jung-Fa Tsai

Copyright © 2012 Yu-Jing Chiu and Tao-Ming Ying. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. S. J. Liu and J. Shyu, “Strategic planning for technology development with patent analysis,” International Journal of Technology Management, vol. 13, no. 5-6, pp. 661–680, 1997. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  2. J. L. Chen, S. J. Liu, and C. H. Tseng, “Technological innovation and strategy adaptation in the product life cycle,” Technology Management: Strategies and Application, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 183–202, 2000. View at Google Scholar
  3. S. Kuznets, “Innovative activity: problems of definition and measurement,” in The Rate and Direction of Inventive Activity, R. Nelson, Ed., Princeton University Press, New Jersey, NY, USA, 1962. View at Google Scholar
  4. B. H. Hall, Z. Griliches, and J. A. Hausman, “Patents and R&D: is there a lag?” International Economic Review, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 265–283, 1986. View at Google Scholar
  5. H. Ernst, “The use of patent data for technological forecasting: the diffusion of CNC-technology in the machine tool industry,” Small Business Economics, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 361–381, 1997. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  6. S. B. Chang, Establishing two stages technological positions model: derived from the patent analysis of business method [Doctoral dissertation], National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Yunlin, Taiwan, 2004.
  7. W. Barroso, L. Quoniam, and E. Pacheco, “Patents as technological information in Latin America,” World Patent Information, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 207–215, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  8. B. P. Abraham and S. D. Moitra, “Innovation assessment through patent analysis,” Technovation, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 245–252, 2001. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  9. H. Ernst, “Patenting strategies in the German mechanical engineering industry and their relationship to company performance,” Technovation, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 225–240, 1995. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  10. C. H. Guo, “Taiwan solar cell patent application for the current situation,” Guang Lian: Guang Dian Chan Ye Ji Ji Shu Xue Bao, vol. 76, pp. 50–56, 2008 (Chinese). View at Google Scholar
  11. Y. B. Chen and X. Y. Cheng, “Solar cell patent analysis and development trends,” in Proceedings of the ITRI Innovation and Technology Management Conference, pp. 1–8, 2006.
  12. A. G. Hu, “The regionalization of knowledge flows in East Asia: evidence from patent citations data,” World Development, vol. 37, no. 9, pp. 1465–1477, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  13. R. J. W. Tijssen, “Global and domestic utilization of industrial relevant science: patent citation analysis of science—technology interactions and knowledge flows,” Research Policy, vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 35–54, 2001. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  14. C. V. Trappey, H. Y. Wu, F. Taghaboni-Dutta, and A. J. C. Trappey, “Using patent data for technology forecasting: China RFID patent analysis,” Advanced Engineering Informatics, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 53–64, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  15. C. Choi and Y. Park, “Monitoring the organic structure of technology based on the patent development paths,” Technological Forecasting and Social Change, vol. 76, no. 6, pp. 754–768, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  16. Y. H. Chen, C. Y. Chen, and S. C. Lee, “Technology forecasting and patent strategy of hydrogen energy and fuel cell technologies,” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, vol. 36, no. 12, pp. 6957–6969, 2011 (Chinese). View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  17. A. C. Cheng, C. J. Chen, and C. Y. Chen, “A fuzzy multiple criteria comparison of technology forecasting methods for predicting the new materials development,” Technological Forecasting and Social Change, vol. 75, no. 1, pp. 131–141, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  18. W. B. Ashton and R. K. Sen, “Using patent information in technology business planning-II,” Research Technology Management, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 36–42, 1989. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  19. S. M. Millett and E. J. Honton, A Manager's Guide to Technology Forecasting and Strategy Analysis Methods, Battelle Press, Ohio, USA, 1991.
  20. A. L. Porter, Forecasting and Management of Technology, John Wiley & Sons, New York, NY, USA, 1991.
  21. S. T. Yeh, “Design application and case study of BIPV in Taiwan,” in Proceedings of the 4th Architectural Forum in Taiwan—The Wisdom of Building and Eco-City, National Federation of the Architects Association of the Republic of China, 2007.
  22. T. Liour, C. W. Chen, C. B. Chen, and C. C. Chen, “White-light LED lighting technology life cycle forecasting and its National and company-wide competitiveness,” in Proceedings of the International Conference on Asia Pacific Business Innovation & Technology Management, pp. 1–14, 2011.
  23. W. T. Chang, Technology development and corporation competence in magneto-resistive random access memory: a study base on USPTO patent [Master’s dissertation], Frng Chia University, Taiwan, 2007.