Decision making on investment evaluation and implementation of advanced manufacturing technology

Tung Sun Chan

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This paper analyses the proposal that, Traditional methods of investment evaluation in manufacturing industries have restricted the implementation of advanced manufacturing technology (AMT), and have contributed to the decline in manufacturing competitiveness'. Here the research is aimed at reinforcing the belief that AMT is essential to ensure that companies remain competitive in the international market. The explicit factors in the literature that impinge on investment policies are the distinctions and differences between the theoretical assumptions underpinning organisational behaviour, and current practice in formulating strategic plans, investment and decision making. This paper shows that when the problems of appraisal are overcome, the implementation policies pursued can be different from those indicated by traditional analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114-118
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Computer Applications in Technology
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • Advanced manufacturing technology (AMT)
  • Investment decision
  • Management policy
  • Strategic technology management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications


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