Handbook of Management Scales/Technical synergy

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Technical synergy (alpha = 0.89)[edit]

Description[edit]

Although certain items of some scales were developed specifically for the Japanese context, many were derived from existing validated scales. Respondents answered all questions using a Likert-type scale ranging from 0 to 10; field research suggested that an 11-point scale was appropriate for studying Japanese management practices because a 100 percent grading system is used in most Japanese schools.

Definition[edit]

Technical synergy refers to a project's fit with available R&D, engineering, and production skills and resources.

Items[edit]

To what extent does each statement listed below correctly describe this selected successful project? (0 = strongly disagree, 10 = strongly agree)

  • Our company's R&D skills were more than adequate for this selected project. (0.91)
  • Our company's engineering skills were more than adequate for this selected project. (1.00)
  • Our company's R&D resources were more than adequate for this selected project. (0.72)
  • Our company's engineering resources were more than adequate for this selected project. (0.82)

Source[edit]

Comments[edit]

The items are quite similar. The items were evaluated on a scale ranging from 0 to 10. However, the observed mean value is 6.50 rather than 5. It might therefore be recommendable to change the wording.

Related Scales[edit]