Research-Technology Management

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

Articles from Vol. 48, No. 1, January-February

Accelerating Innovation at Hewlett-Packard: A Case Study Identifies Significant Enablers as Well as Barriers to Innovation, along with Management Lessons for Speeding the Process
For the past several years, an Industrial Research Institute annual survey has identified accelerating innovation as one of the top issues facing R&D managers (1). This is also a top priority for Hewlett-Packard's Technology Development Operation...
"America's Best and Brightest Are Leaving ... and Taking the Creative Economy with Them."
"America's Best and Brightest Are Leaving ... and Taking the Creative Economy with Them"; Richard Florida; Across the Board, Sept./Oct. 2004, pp. 34-40. As the outsourcing of U.S. jobs continues, America is also experiencing the exodus of many of...
Building a Radical Innovation Competency: On-Going Experiments in 12 Large Companies to Build Management Systems That Nurture and Commercialize a Steady Stream of Radical Innovations Are Described in This Mid-Study Review
Companies have tried and failed to build organic growth and renewal engines. Sometimes called incubators, sometimes called corporate venturing organizations, and sometimes called radical innovation hubs, these are organizational entities charged with...
Creating Moral Organizations
A recent movie, The Corporation, presents a diagnosis of corporations as though they were psychopathic individuals. The filmmakers cite the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, which describes the following psychopathic symptoms:...
Developing an Effective Strategy for Managing Intellectual Assets: Here's How Leading Firms Strategically Organize Their Patents, Copyrights, Know-How, and Other Intangibles So as to Extract Value Well beyond That Created by Utilizing the Technology in Their Own Products and Services
Here's how leading firms strategically organize their patents, copyrights, know-how, and other intangibles so as to extract value well beyond that created by utilizing the technology in their own products and services A fundamental change is taking...
Driving Innovations across the Valley of Death
Public private partnerships play a key role in helping the United States advance its research portfolio by bringing new ideas to meet the needs of the marketplace and the nation. They do so by helping entrepreneurs bridge the early-stage capital gap,...
Europe Sees Microsystems in Its Future
European universities, research centers and manufacturers are benefiting from a little-known program aimed at providing access to a broad range of advanced technologies and know-how. Europractice is a European Commission initiative designed to help...
Finding Russian Research Partners
More than 12 years after the passing of the Soviet Union, the excellence of scientific research in Russia and Eurasia remains well known. In today's environment of ever-expanding openness and collaboration, joint research involving Russian/Eurasian...
Industrial Research Institute's R&D Trends Forecast for 2005: This Year's Trends Are More Favorable as IRI Member Companies Begin to Re-Fill the Innovation Funnel-But They Remain Cautious about the Economy
As the United States economy sluggishly recovers from recession, the annual R&D Trends Forecast records a more favorable outlook for 2005 than has been seen in the past two years. More companies expect to moderately increase "total company expenditures...
Innovation Midwives: Sustaining Innovation Streams in Established Companies: Between the Champion and the Sponsor, a Middle Layer of "Innovation Midwives" Will Form a Coherent Soft System for Effectively Managing Sustainable Innovation
Unlike early-stage companies, more mature corporations with established revenue streams face different challenges in managing innovation. Conventional management wisdom suggests that a passionate project leader (often called a "champion" or "maverick")...
Knowledge Zones Fueling Innovation Worldwide
Around the world, Knowledge Innovation Zones are enabling new forms of enterprise, collaboration, cooperation, research and development, knowledge sharing, and commercialization of ideas between the private sector, government and academia. Modeled...
Professional Women and Minorities: A Total Human Resources Data Compendium
Professional Women and Minorities: A Total Human Resources Data Compendium, 15th edition; Commission on Professionals in Science and Technology, Washington, DC; 2004; $135 (CPST nonmembers) or $100 (member) from CPST, 1200 New York Ave., NW, Suite...
The 2004 Maurice Holland Award
In recognition of the authorship of "Managing the Ties Between Central R&D and Business Units, "deemed to be the best original paper published in RESEARCH TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT in 2003. The winning paper was selected for pertinence, significance...
Turning University IP into Growth Companies
Universities in the United Kingdom are delivering a steady stream of technology spin-off companies thanks to the novel business model of a local venture-capital company. If the model is successful, it could form a template for other venture capitalists...
Writing Useful Technical/business Objectives
Recently I helped write a proposal to a state government for a feasibility study of costly and potentially high-risk information system investment. One team member, widely respected for his clear, precise use of language, wrote the study objectives....
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