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Table 5 Specifics of the CTOs’ managerial influence

From: Hidden Chief Technology Officers: the surfacing of a subterranean organizational role

Dimension Key drivers Universities Companies Research ins.
External-Organisational Involvement in joint development and testing of technologies with different kind of partners and sponsors 5 3 4
National, regional and international project experience (already successfully implemented projects and practical results) 5 4 5
Knowledge of related national and international laws conditions (the Danube region context) 5 4 4
Request of necessary knowledge, technologies and competences (e.g., related subjects and directions of R&D activities influencing efficiency of internal functioning) 3 5 5
Industry and R&D partners in the related fields (presence or absence) 4 5 3
External economic factors: market demand of green energy, green tariff (presence or absence), cost of the direct competitors of the “biomass products” (energy, fuel, food crops, etc.) 2 5 4
External socio-environmental factors: willingness of the local communities to use biomass products, possibility to provide jobs in the context of biomass production and processing, environmental conditions and laws 3 5 3
Internal-Organisational Qualification of the team in the field of biomass technologies 3 3 5
Communication and management style of the organization 5 5 4
Internal rules of data proceeding 3 4 4
General strategy for participation in international research (presence or absence and possibility for adaptation) 5 2 3
Ability to use own personnel in the combined work (basic/project work) 5 4 2
Ability to attract domestic funding resources 5 2 4
Presence of general strategy of technology development and its correlation with the general strategy of a company/organization 2 2 3
External-Personal Prestige and social status of the CTO 4 2 3
CTO’s professional/scientific relations 5 3 4
Memberships/participation in external communities and organizations 3 2 3
Internal-Personal CTO’s personal technological qualifications (expert qualities) 3 2 4
CTO’s communication skills 3 4 3
CTO’s management qualifications 4 2 3
  1. Source: A survey conducted in the study. Lohmueller, Petrikhin and Wagemann, 2016