Research-Technology Management

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

Articles from Vol. 42, No. 2, March/April

Action-Oriented Portfolio Management
Strategy tables permit decision makers to build and evaluate R&D portfolios that focus on value-enhancing actions. OVERVIEW: Efficient portfolio management is paramount to adding shareholder value in any organization. However, the art of portfolio...
Are You Satisfied with Your Technology Alliances?
Strategic alliances have become commonplace in business, academia and government. Most people believe alliances are essential in today's fast-paced, highly complex, and extremely competitive global business environment. However, are you really satisfied...
Developing Technical Managers-First You Need a Competency Model
Identifying potential managers within the technical staff and developing their managerial abilities continues to be a troublesome issue for most companies. Methods seem to rely more on intuition and serendipity than on a systematic process that is reasonably...
Engines of Prosperity: Templates for the Information Age
Engines of Prosperity: Templates for the Information Age; Gerardo R. Ungson and John D. Trudel; Imperial College Press, London, UK,' 1998; 389 pp., $38.00. This is the first book in a new Technology Management Series, dedicated to the advancement of...
Evaluating R&D Performance Using the Cost Savings Metric
Many R&D organizations consider this metric to be one of the basic measures of the value created by R&D. Here's how to apply it in your business. OVERVIEW: In today's hotly competitive business environment, most companies have Total Quality Programs...
France Acts to Spur Tech Entrepreneurship
The French Government is getting serious about bringing research activities in the public sector closer to the industrial world. This is no small issue: The government's weight in overall R&D spending in France is higher than in most developed economics,...
Hire Me!
I'm not ready for retirement. I doubt that I'll be ready when I'm 70. I hope I won't be ready when I'm 80. Are any of you (besides my boss) getting nervous yet? This kind of talk makes lots of bosses nervous, for many cliched reasons: Younger workers...
Integrating Workspace Design, Web-Based Tools and Organizational Behavior
This group experiment created a collaborative work culture with attendant organizational knowledge, and increased business value for Xerox. OVERVIEW: Industrial research organizations are constantly concerned with maximizing their business value by developing...
Japanese Companies Keep Spending on R&D
Corporate R&D spending in Japan increased by 6.1 percent during fiscal year 1997 (which ended March 1998), according to the annual "Survey on Research and Development" by the Statistics Bureau of the Management and Coordination Agency released in...
Limited by Design: R&D Laboratories in the U.S. National Innovation System
Limited By Design: R&D Laboratories in the U.S. National Innovation System; Michael Crow and Barry Bozeman; Columbia University Press, New York NY; 1998; 321 pp., $46.00. Describing itself as "the first comprehensive study of the diverse roles played...
Matsushita Hopes Silicon Valley Links Can Boost Its R&D
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd, one of the world's leading consumer electronics manufacturers, is increasingly looking to California's Silicon Valley to provide it with the innovation it needs to develop the digital and networking technologies...
New Forces at Work: Industry Views Critical Technologies
New Forces at Work: Industry Views Critical Technologies; Steven W Popper, Caroline S. Wagner and Eric V. Larson; RAND Science and Technology Institute, Washington, DC; 1998; $15.00 + shipping and handling from RAND Distribution Services Dept. Tel. (310)...
Technology Has Become New Gender Gap, AAUW Says
While the traditional gaps in math and science achievement have narrowed for girls in recent years, a major new gender gap in technology has developed, according to the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Educational Foundation. "Technology...
The Growth Warriors: Creating Sustainable Global Advantage for America's Technology Industries
The Growth Warriors: Creating Sustainable Global Advantage for America's Technology Industries; Ronald Mascitelli; Technology Perspectives, P.O. Box 8539, Northridge, CA; 1999; 445 pp., $34.95. This book is based on the premise that global markets and...
The Licensing Payoff from U.S. R&D
Each year, American industry receives more than $100 billion in royalty income from its investment in research. OVERVIEW: The United States spent 2.5 percent ($171 billion) of its Gross National Product performing research and development in 1996. Industry...
Tom's New Recognition System Misfires
The following hypothetical human resources problem has, like so many of its ilk, no "correct" answer. In order to help your colleagues deal with such a situation, please tell us how you would handle it. We'll print as many as space permits. The Editor....
Unusual Energy Dept.-Industry Partnership to Build 21st Century Computer Chip May Be Co-Op Model
Take three national laboratories that have a long history of competing with each other. Team them up with three manufacturers of computer chips that have experienced their own competitive issues, including lawsuits and countersuits against one another....
What First-to-Market Companies Do Differently
These firms rely more on project coordinators than on product champions, and like fast followers) cite difficulty in defining product/market as the chief cause of delays in introducing new products. OVERVIEW: As firms strive to reduce product cycle times,...

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