Research-Technology Management

Magazine for managers of research, development, and technology implementation.

Articles from Vol. 49, No. 5, September/October

Boeing's Global Enterprise Technology Process
Personality-driven research is avoided by applying systems engineering to R&D management in the company's central research organization.OVERVIEW:Managing R&D in a large enterprise is ultimately about achieving momentum in the marketplace. Over...
Einstein in the Boardroom: Moving beyond Intellectual Capital to I-Stuff
Einstein in the Boardroom: Moving Beyond Intellectual Capital to I-Stuff; Suzanne S. Harrison and Patrick H. Sullivan, Sr.; John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ, 2006; 226 pp., $34.95.Suzanne Harrison and Pat Sullivan are experts in the field of Intellectual...
Europe Tools Up for Industry-Academic Collaborations
Views and News of the Current Research-Technology Management SceneM. F. Wolff, EditorEuropean universities and publicly funded research organizations are being offered new tools to improve their ability to collaborate with industrial partners. The idea...
How Air Products and Chemicals "Identifies and Accelerates"
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., the world's only combined gases and chemicals company, operates in over 30 countries, serving customers in the technology, energy, healthcare, and industrial markets. More than half of the company's $8.2 billion 2005...
Impeding Scientists' Productivity
Life scientists are frustrated by aspects of their organizations that they feel make it harder to accomplish the goals for which they were trained and hired. They report unclear goals, communication silos, and insufficient time to do research as factors...
Open Innovation Goes Global
Corporate StrategyA venture capital company that began life inside Lucent Technologies Inc. taking promising ideas from its Bell Labs unit and spinning them out into new commercial ventures has built a global business on "open innovation."Launched in...
Optimizing Project Portfolios
Engineering productivity and effectiveness can be improved by applying the Theory of Constraints.OVERVIEW:Multi-project organizations must carefully balance pressures to commission new initiatives against engineering's capacity to effectively execute...
R&d Structure in a Changing World
A research study shows that ultimately a "good" R&D structure is one that meets the expectations placed on it, such as supporting corporate growth and building new technology platforms.OVERVIEW:The organization of R&D activities has a large impact...
Samsung, Others Adopting Value Innovation
While many organizations are using innovation to drive organic growth, a number of leading companies have been using value-driven innovation as a key source of sustainable advantage. Some, such as The Virgin Group, have achieved this from a core cultural...
Strategic Community: Foundation of Knowledge Creation
A model of Japanese-style management for the 21st century leverages the power of strategic partnerships to create knowledge-building communities within large companies.OVERVIEW:Strategic business communities played an important role in the efforts of...
The Change Function: Why Some Technologies Take off and Others Crash and Burn
The Change Function: Why Some Technologies Take Off and Others Crash and Burn;Pip Cohurn;Portfolio, New York, NY; 2006;212 pp., $24.95."The technology industry has become self-absorbed as a result of five decades of success," declares Pip Coburn, a Wall...
Total Rewards: Good Fit for Tech Workers
Firms that fully address the needs of their engineers and scientists will be better able to attract, retain and motivate them.OVERVIEW:Total rewards is a promising approach to rewards management that has been adopted by such technology-intensive firms...
Why Do We Neglect Workforce Demand?
Over the past two decades, there has been a series of alarming reports about the insufficiency of either the size or the growth of the United States science and engineering workforce. Earlier arguments tended to focus upon claimed current or looming...
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