Research-Technology Management

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

Articles from Vol. 47, No. 6, November-December

Benchmarking Best NPD Practices-III: Driving New-Product Projects to Market Success Is the Focus of This Third in a Three-Part Series
Success in new product development depends on the tactics that project teams employ to drive new product projects from the idea stage through to launch. These tactics are the focus of this final article of our three-part report on the results of a...
Cambridge Spurs High-Tech Growth
During the dotcom boom, when technology innovation appeared to offer a solution to almost any structural economic woe, government technology strategists from as far away as Brazil, Canada, China and Singapore made a pilgrimage to the fenlands in the...
Futurists Are Different
Doubts about the usefulness of futurists used to be rampant but are now merely common. Dismissive questions include: Aren't they just like other consultants? What special insights can we gain from them? Like the vulgar T-shirts of a few years ago,...
Get What You Need from Technology Information Products
"Why don't technology managers want our analyses'? And what can we do about it?" This was the title of our effort to contrast the perspectives of analysts and managers in a 2001 SCIP (Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals) presentation...
Industrial Research Institute's 6th Annual R&D Leaderboard: R&D Spending by the Top 100 U.S. and Global Technology Investors in 2003
Neither IRI's nor other industry sages' predictions or early estimates for R&D spending in 2003 foresaw the robust turnaround in R&D that actually occurred. Spending in 2003 by the top 100 U.S. companies increased from 2002 by 5.4 percent to...
Industry Should Help Redefine the Agenda for Technology Management Education
Over the last several years, a silent revolution has been occurring in technology management, in addition to the overall globalization of businesses, newer technology and business management concepts such as open or distributed innovation, business...
Japan's "New" Industrial Policy Revives Old Successful Ways
In their determination to maintain Japan's competitive edge in the 21st century, policymakers are--among other steps--revisiting the famous government-industry collaboration that served them so well in earlier decades. In March 2004, Shoichi Nakagawa,...
Managing the New Technology Exploitation Process: Operating between New Product Development and Pure Science, NTE Has the Characteristics of Each along with Some Important Differences
New product development (NPD) and scientific research are two distract areas of activity and each has its own mode of operation. New technology exploitation (NTE), on the other hand, lies in a gray area between NPD and pure science, borrowing from...
Organising Stage-Gate[R] for Delivery: Aligning Management Behaviours and the Stage-Gate[R] Process
Organising Stage-Gate[R] for Delivery: Aligning Management Behaviours and the Stage-Gate[R] Process. EIRMA Working Group 61; Available to IRI and EIRMA members from EIRMA (European Industrial Research Management Association), 46 rue Lauriston, F-75016,...
The Engineer of 2020: Visions of Engineering in the New Century
The Engineer of 2020: Visions of Engineering in the New Century. National Academy of Engineering, Washington, D.C.; 2004; 104 pp. (6x9) available from The National Academies Press, 2101 Constitution Avenue N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005: (800-624-6242...
Tom Confronts an Ethics Breach
The following hypothetical human resources issue has, like so many of its ilk, no "correct" solution. To help your colleagues deal with such a situation, please tell us how you would resolve it. We'll print as many as space permits. The Editor. ...
Value Creation and Games of Innovation: The Competencies That Lead Firms to Business Success Depend on the Demands of the Particular "Game" in Which They Compete, a Study Reveals
Many people believe that innovation is unmanageable, given the uncertainties involved, the tendency toward unduly optimistic forecasts and the difficulty of predicting consumers' responses. The solution they often propose, however, is to foster many...
Wrecker's Ball Claims Pioneer Research Lab
For 88 years, a building that was exceptional in its time stood on a bluff overlooking Forest Hills, Pennsylvania. The building housed the famed research laboratory of the Westinghouse Electric Corporation. It is now in the last stages of demolition....
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