Industrial Research for Future Competitiveness

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Industrial research has come under pressure. Will recent budget cuts reduce competitiveness? Based on interviews in Japanese and European high-tech firms it is shown that research supports important potentials. These can be used for project funding, location decisions, and an analysis of sufficient conditions for research success. Careful management of the potentials should improve future competitiveness, and it should help to understand why industrial firms benefit from ...

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Overview

Industrial research has come under pressure. Will recent budget cuts reduce competitiveness? Based on interviews in Japanese and European high-tech firms it is shown that research supports important potentials. These can be used for project funding, location decisions, and an analysis of sufficient conditions for research success. Careful management of the potentials should improve future competitiveness, and it should help to understand why industrial firms benefit from research and how.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783642645532
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 7/31/2012
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 150
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Table of Contents

From the contents: The crucial question: to invest or not to invest in research?- Characteristics of research.- Reasons for research.- Research as a source of potentials.- Research potentials and project funding decisions.- On property rights and project potentials.- Research potentials and relative share of research.- On sufficient conditions for research success.- Primary research potentials as a necessary condition for research success.- On locating research.- Conclusions.- Appendix.

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