Research-Technology Management

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

Articles from Vol. 54, No. 4, July/August

A Different Approach to Drug Discovery
During the past decade, most large pharmaceutical firms have seen their drug pipelines decline. But Novartis AG, headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, has a different tale to tell. Last year, it received approval for four new drugs. The company has about...
Breaking Away: How Great Leaders Create Innovation That Drives Sustainable Growth-And Why Others Fail
Reviews Breaking Away: How Great Leaders Create Innovation That Drives Sustainable Growth-And Why Others Fail Jane Stevenson and Bilal Kaafarani (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2011)The word "innovation" has been used extensively by executives, corporations,...
Building Innovation Subsidiaries in Emerging Markets: The Experience of Novo Nordisk
The experience of Novo Nordisk suggests that the successful development of innovation management capabilities in R&D subsidiaries requires careful attention to the structure and management of the subsidiary.OVERVIEW: Innovation subsidiaries increasingly...
Global Innovators from Emerging Markets
There's never been a better time for innovators from emerging markets. Whether you're an agribusiness giant in Brazil, a software entrepreneur in Mumbai, or a contract manufacturer in Taiwan, the need-and opportunityfor emerging-market innovators has...
Herding Cats: Being Advice to Aspiring Academic and Research Leaders
Herding Cats: Being Advice to Aspiring Academic and Research Leaders Geoff Garrett and Graeme Davies (Devon, UK: Triarchy Press, 2010)The expression "herding cats" is often used to describe situations where is it extremely difficult, or even impossible,...
Innovation Culture
In this space, we offer a series of summaries on key topics, with pointers to important resources, to keep you informed of new developments and help you expand your repertoire of tools and ideas. We welcome your contributions, in the form of suggestions...
Innovation in Emerging Markets
Creativity and innovation remain serious concerns for most companies. But there are differences in opinion as to the best road through the challenges that lay ahead. How does organizational culture promote creativity? How can individual creativity be...
Innovation in Emerging Markets: An Interview with G. N. Bajpai
G. N. Bajpai talks to James Euchner about the drivers of innovation in emerging markets.Innovation in emerging markets is driven by a different mindset than is traditional in developed markets. According to G. N. Bajpai, innovation in India is driven...
IRI Announces New Research-on-Research Working Groups
The Industrial Research Institute has announced the inception of four new Research-on-Research (ROR) Working Groups. These groups result directly from mind maps generated during an extensive group brainstorm at IRI's 2011 Xchange meeting in Coral Gables,...
Managing in Emerging Markets
Over the past 20 years, I've worked in 11 of the 19 emerging markets Standard & Poor's has identified in Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America (S&P 2010). During that time, a number of technology companies have evolved from international companies...
News Briefs
February 9 -The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) releases statistics for 2010 showing that intellectual property fi lings rebounded. Patent fi lings increased by nearly 5 percent over 2009; very strong growth from China, South Korea, and...
R&D on the Fast Track to Globalization
Views and News of the Current Research-Technology Management SceneWhether one calls it a "polycentric" R&D strategy, a "multinodal" approach, or something else altogether, recent studies have made it clear: the globalization of R&D has begun....
R&d Strategies in Emerging Economies: Results from the Mckinsey Global Survey
The 2011 McKinsey Global Survey on R&D, performed in March, took place just as political instability in the Middle East brought rising oil prices, and with them, a new round of economic uncertainty. Yet, respondents indicated that R&D budgets...
Strategic, Organizational, and Operational Challenges of Product Innovation in China
Chinese firms tend to engage in a narrower range of new-product development techniques and activities compared to Western firms.OVERVIEW: Although there are several studies highlighting the best new-product development (NPD) practices of Western firms,...
The European Union Shoots for the Stars
As the U.S. space shuttle program winds down, leaving NASA's future murky, the European Union is also reexamining its future in space-and seeing a much brighter picture. In fact, Europe has embarked on a mission to boost its huge but not always successful...
The Rise of the Rest: Hotbeds of Innovation in Emerging Markets
The rise of emerging markets will force Western companies to recognize new approaches. competitors and rethink their own innovationConventional wisdom has long held that innovation is the strength of the West and that what gets developed in the West...

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