The CFO Guide to Technology Roadmapping

While some CFOs might feel uneasy being involved in R&D--claiming they don't possess the technical background necessary to contribute to innovation strategy and the selection and management of strategically worthwhile projects--they can do much more to facilitate successful R&D which is critical for sustaining financial performance of an organization.

This report--a product of the joint research between the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) and ACCA--confronts the important issue of how the CFO can add discipline to R&D processes. The report is concerned specifically with industry technology roadmaps and proposes some ways they can be useful to practitioners.

A technology roadmap is a risk management tool that supports the growth of an industry.

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