This paper discuss the technology management in traditional small and medium enterprises-SMEs of the manufacture sector. It analyses strategic and operational aspects through a simplified conceptual model, with support of bibliographical references and exploratory research(survey). It was detected aspects concerning technology management for those companies: limited integration among technology andproduct/market planning, tecnological vulnerability with respect to rights properties, financial difficulties for development, limited technological capability, and limited organizational transition changes. A important question would be how to construct external mechanisms of collaboration to those emterprises, with appropriate diffusion of practices in technology management and partnerships in integrated product development.
Technology Management; Product Development; SMEs