Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2753

Full Length Research Paper

Performance evaluation of technological innovation capabilities in uncertainty

Yuan-Hsu Lin1, Ming-Lang Tseng2,3*, Yi-Li Cheng4, Anthony S. F. Chiu5 and Yong Geng3
1Department of Finance, Ming Dao University, Taiwan. 2Graduate School of Business and Management, Lunghwa University of Science and Technology, Taiwan. 3Shenyang Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang 110016, China.  4Department of Information Management, Wu-Feng University of ST, Taiwan. 5Department of Industrial Engineering, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines.
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  •  Accepted: 07 June 2012
  •  Published: 04 April 2013


The evaluation of technological innovation capabilities (TICs) depends on determining multiple criteria and on building a performance and implementation plan. There are intensive studies on the issues of TICs which have been dealt with extensively by practitioners and academicians, however, studies on the implementation and performance evaluation are few. This study proposes the approach of adopting trapezoid fuzzy numbers and extending a technique for ordering performance by similarity to address the evaluation of TICs. An empirical case of a printed circuit board firm was evaluated using a proposed hybrid method. The results indicate that the hybrid method is a suitable and effective method for identifying and analyzing the competitiveness in the context of uncertainty.


Key words: Technological innovation capability, trapezoid fuzzy numbers, technique for order performance by similarity to ideal solution (TOPSIS).