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Concept-Oriented Research and Development in Information Technology by Kinji Mori

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Preface

The concept-oriented IT research and development (R&D) approach proposed in this book is based on current trends in society, the economy, technology, and the commercial market, which are the main drivers in shifting to a new R&D approach. The concept of R&D involved in creating a chain of technologies and markets is divided into technology and business concepts. The technology concept is a general abstract approach for characterizing a basis for technologies to be created toward cultivating markets. The business concept is a general abstract approach for characterizing a basis for markets to be cultivated toward developing technologies. The two concepts are applied together to successively evolve technologies and markets in the R&D process. In unpredictably changing situations, these concepts should be applied consistently, to avoid changing the basic direction of R&D. The approach consisting in the application of either of these two concepts to create a chain of technologies and markets is defined as concept-oriented R&D. Without these concepts, technologies and markets are inconsistently dispersed. The objective of this concept-oriented approach is to achieve a new value of sustainability by creating a chain of technologies and markets in recent unpredictably fluctuating socioeconomic conditions or trends. Information technologies are used to generate products and services to be put on the market. Through operation in utilizing products and services, new needs and problems ...

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