Technology Sourcing includes the identification of technology developments and the facilitation of the sourcing of technology.
Technology Scouting Process consists of five Technology Intelligence steps plus the step of Technology Sourcing.
Technology Sourcing supports the external sourcing of technology and the product specification and development.
Framework for Empirical Research: PLS –path analysis will be used to analyze the success factors of technology scouting and how to organize it best.
Project Planning: PLS-path analysis and in-depth case studies will be used to study organization and success factors of technology scouting.
Motivation and Research Question: Further research on Technology Scouting is needed to identify success factors and to give recommendation on how to organize it.