24. November 2013 · Comments Off on The Survey · Categories: News · Tags: ,

In this sense, the survey data, pertaining to the technology acquisition, as well as other aspects of the investigation, tends to confirm the impression that, in general, in the Venezuelan business environment has dominated the criterion that the fundamental and almost exclusively technical changes in the firm is via new investments in physical facilities, especially in machinery and equipment. In this way, the technology ends up being almost a black box, after which are achieved by combining certain inputs and convert them into products that are sold in the market. Acquisition of intangible (knowledge, information) it is taken as being least important and thereby commits the constant improvement of the productive performance of the company through a strategy of technological domain. As part of this fact is known, accordingly, that the acquisition of technology is not perceived as a long and complex process oriented according to the technological domain by the company and which implies, inter alia, the negotiation with the suppliers in order to achieve an agreement within which this last purpose can be achieved to the greatest extent possible. Contrary to the above, seems to be understood that the acquisition of technology, fundamentally, represents an act that is of the same characteristics than the one whereby you buy a commodity, similar to any other definitely, the biggest weakness of the Venezuelan companies is not identified with the relevance and importance of their technology training or information needs, nor of its competitive strength and the requirements they need to successfully cope with an increasingly competitive environment. In other words, managers of the country do not seem to be aware of the importance of its human capital to be able to compete successfully, as well as of the importance of building partnerships and acquire new managerial both technologies of production. The empirical evidence suggests, that the Venezuelan companies have not addressed the modification of its organizational structures and their management schemes, in order to respond successfully to the new situations that they derive from the transformation of the environment.

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