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
Over the last three years, The Boeing Company has collaborated across its business units (Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Integrated Defense Systems, and Phantom Works) to establish and operate a systems-engineering based and strategically-driven process...
Europe Tools Up for Industry-Academic Collaborations
European universities and publicly funded research organizations are being offered new tools to improve their ability to collaborate with industrial partners. The idea is to accelerate the transfer of knowledge from Europe's publicly funded research...
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
A 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 the early 1990s...
Optimizing Project Portfolios: Engineering Productivity and Effectiveness Can Be Improved by Applying the Theory of Constraints
Organizations have long struggled to reduce the uncertainties of new product development. Numerous knowledge sources have validated management's heightened attention to the truly debilitating costs of product slippages, launch failures and reduced...
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
One of the many dimensions of R&D is the management of organizational structures in which R&D activities are accomplished. This topic has been addressed in the general context of organization design. However, technology, market and organizational...
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...
See More R&D Spending in 2007
Once again, "steady growth" is forecast for R&D spending in the coming calendar year by Schonfeld Associates. The latest edition of the Libertyville, Illinois consulting firm's annual R&D Ratios & Budgets again expects the pharmaceutical...
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
Corporate reorganization in large companies trying to find the right mix for their business to stay lean, mean and innovative can be an agonizing process (1); the process itself generally involves two choices: form a new division within but separate...
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 as IBM, Microsoft, AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson. Total rewards takes a holistic approach to rewards, going beyond...
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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