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Method for Evaluating the Value of Technology in the Manufacturing Industry

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEngineering Assets and Public Infrastructures in the Age of Digitalization
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 13th World Congress on Engineering Asset Management
EditorsJayantha P. Liyanage, Joe Amadi-Echendu, Joseph Mathew
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-48021-9
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-48020-2
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventWorld Congress on Engineering Asset Management -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering
ISSN (Print)2195-4356
ISSN (Electronic)2195-4364


ConferenceWorld Congress on Engineering Asset Management
Period1/01/00 → …


The aim of this research is to develop and test a new method for evaluating the value and costs of technology in the manufacturing industry based on Design Science. The overall purpose is to enable the evaluation of product lifetime value creation already in the concept phase. This would improve the manufacturer’s capability to design for the total cost of ownership and thus, improve planning in the engineering asset management context. A constructive research strategy is used, and the Design Research Method with an industry case study is applied in developing and evaluating the method. This paper contributes to the literature by presenting a new method for evaluating technology based on Design Science. Product characteristics and properties are modeled, and the technology characteristics are evaluated against them. The proposed method opens the product, which is traditionally seen as a black box in techniques for valuing technologies, to the technology evaluation process. The target application for the proposed method is the existing product and business environment where sufficient design knowledge is available. This method supports decision making in technology-related questions at the managerial level. This paper recognizes and uses value creation mechanisms to evaluate the value and costs of technology.

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Field of science, Statistics Finland