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Changes of Technology Borders: Understanding, Measurement and Interpretation of Convergence and Divergence

 

Martin M Nina Preschitschek

Martin Möhrle
University of Bremen                              

                  

Nina Preshitschek
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn

Changes of Technology Borders: Understanding, Measurement and Interpretation of Convergence and Divergence 

Technological borders are changing over time; some technologies converge or tend towards fusion; some technologies diverge and establish new separate paths. We observe some mechanisms, but deeper understanding of how the changes of technological borders occur and influence changes of companies and industries; we need to find new measurements for early stages of changes, and we need to interpret the findings, so that companies can better prepare for such changes.