Research-Technology Management

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

Articles from Vol. 49, No. 6, November-December

Creating Collaboration
Remember when the management gurus told you your job was to build teamwork? Now the in-word is collaboration, because innovation of all kinds requires high levels of interactivity, not only within teams but also across traditional boundaries. That...
Delivering Projects on Time: Risk Management Can Help Managers Anticipate the Delays That Make Their Development Projects Late
It is a rare manager who embarks upon a new project intending to complete it late. Yet, historically, the timely delivery of project solutions has proven elusive for many project managers (1,2). in many cases, they are confounded from the start by...
IBM Global Study Sees New Role for R&D Leaders
IBM recently conducted a Global CEO Study based on in-person interviews with more than 750 CEOs, business executives and public sector leaders from 20 different industries and 11 geographic regions, representing mature markets and developing markets...
Industrial Research Institute's 8th Annual R&D Leaderboard: R&D Spending by the Top 100 U.S. and Non-U.S. R&D Investors in 2005
The top 100 U.S. investors in industrial research increased their total R&D investment again in 2005 but, for the first time in three years, at a decreasing rate. Likewise, total sales and total profits also increased on a year-over-year basis...
Japan's Fortunes Turn Positive as Third 5-Year Science/tech Plan Begins
It's been 10 years since Japan's Science and Technology (S&T) Basic Law was enacted. Japanese policymakers have accomplished many of the reforms needed to build the world-class science and technology infrastructure they believe is needed to maintain...
Managing Technology Development Projects: Because These Growth Engines Provide the Platforms for the Next Generation of Products and Processes, Companies Have to Manage Them Better!
The term "technology development" refers to a special class of development projects where the deliverable is new knowledge, new technology, a technical capability, or a technological platform. These projects, which include fundamental research projects,...
Maximizing Return on Innovation Investment: Spending More on Innovation Does Not Necessarily Translate into Accelerating Sales, Market Share or Profit. Here's How Three Organizations Would Remedy This
OVERVIEW: "How does the level of business innovation investment really impact company growth and performance?" This question was put to an Industrial Research Institute panel for discussion at its annual meeting, May 2006. The panelists" were also...
Measuring Innovation: Beyond Revenue from New Products: A Synthesis of Two Common Measures of Innovation Yields Insight into Both the Pattern of New Product Churn and the Pattern of Corporate Renewal
Measuring innovation is like reckoning by smoot. The smoot was first used as a standard of measurement in October, 1958, on the Harvard Bridge connecting Boston to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology across the Charles River (1). It is a long...
Modeling R&D Investments: Analysis of Corporate Financial Data Allows Predicting Current-Year R&D Spending on Basis of Previous-Year Spending
The amount of money invested in R&D is one measure of the degree to which the U.S. and other developed countries are seeking new products and services that cannot be matched by less-developed countries (1-3). Many researchers are conducting studies...
Services Science to Be Taught at NC State
A new field called Services Science is beginning to emerge in academia. This fall, NC State University was the first American research university to offer new master's-level curricula in services in its Colleges of Engineering and Management. NC...
Should Change to 1921 Japan IP Law Concern U.S. R&D?
As if corporate officers don't have enough to worry about, the latest round of court rulings in Japan could be an added cause for concern when it comes to handling issues of inventor's rights within the overseas units of their companies. In an effort...
Take the Abundance Road
As the reality of higher energy and raw materials prices settles in, we in R&D are challenged to find solutions. A recent book on the wealth creation driven by innovation and an article in HBS Working Knowledge on abundance and scarcity in economics...
The 2005 Maurice Holland Award: To Jay Paap and Ralph Katz
In recognition of the authorship of "Anticipating Disruptive Innovation, "deemed to be the best original paper published in RESEARCH-TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT in 2004. The winning paper was selected for pertinence, significance and originality of new...
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