Diversification and unique technological competences

The article is devoted to the study of various types of diversification and competences. The authors have concluded that lateral diversification is the most effective way to diversify Russian defense — industrial complex on the bases of civil production increase. The study also shows that among the many varieties of competences, including «company’s core competence», a new type of personal competences, named by the authors as «unique technological competences of a group of specialists (UTC)», could be the most appropriate for the diversification. These competences could create new products and technologies that will have global superiority and competitiveness in a wide variety of applications. The article presents a formulated notion of UTC as well as algorithms and examples of UTC identification and description. The authors also offer two ways of UTC commercialization: creating a new civil product based on UTC or offering UTC as a service to solve perspective tasks and/or current problems for outside customers. According to the conclusion, UTC is an intellectual resource that not widely used by the companies in the Russian defense — industrial complex to diversify their activities

Keywords: diversification, unique technological competences (UTC), algorithm to identify, describe and find alternative UTC applications


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