Critical Success Factors in Biomedical Research and Pharmaceutical Innovation: The joint impact of management control and contingencies on performance and effectiveness in research laboratories in medical faculties, health research institutes and innovati / Edition 1

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Is talent the only key to scientific success? In fact, the answer is: 'No'. Management and organisation do make a real, significant difference between success and failure in science. This book presents a clear survey of the critical success factors in biomedical research laboratories. Based on an international, comparative study of 71 research laboratories in medical faculties, large health research institutes and innovative pharmaceutical companies, ready-to-use guidelines are offered to those who are responsible for the management of research groups.
Dr. Omta is biochemist and has played a key role in the development of the EU Biotechnology Network. He has performed the comparative study for this book in the position of Managing Director of the Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine in Amsterdam. The author has recently been appointed as Associate Professor at the Faculty of Management and Organisation at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.
This work is a unique guide for heads, professors, or managers of (biomedical) research laboratories in universities, research institutes and innovative pharmaceutical companies, who are seeking rational tools for increasing the performance and effectiveness of their research groups.

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Based on an international comparative study of 71 research laboratories in medical facilities, large health research institutes, and innovative pharmaceutical companies, identifies the critical managerial and organizational factors that determine the success or failure of biomedical research. Omta is a biochemist who has been instrumental in the development of the European Union's Biotechnology Network; the study is an outgrowth of his position as Managing Director of the Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine in Amsterdam. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792335634
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 5/24/1995
  • Edition description: 1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 0.81 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Research methodology and study domain 9
2 Structure, behaviour and control 37
3 Structure, behaviour and control in research units 61
4 Theory construction 85
5 Hypotheses 101
6 Methods of data collection and study methodology 123
7 Data collection 145
8 Universities and institutes 159
9 Companies 175
10 Universities and institutes 193
11 Industrial pharmaceutical innovation 207
12 General conclusions 219
References 235
App. A Research Questionnaires 247
App. B General questions about R&D management 257
App. C Operationalizations 260
App. D Factor structures 267
App. E Comparison of research units in universities and institutes 272
App. F Spearman rank correlations in universities and institutes 275
App. G Qualitative comparison of universities and institutes 279
App. H Different cross-sections of the industrial study sample 282
App. I Base-line description of the industrial study sample 287
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