Internationalization of Research and Development / Edition 1

Internationalization of Research and Development / Edition 1

by Klaus Brockhoff, K. Brockhoff
     
 

ISBN-10: 3540648194

ISBN-13: 9783540648192

Pub. Date: 09/17/1998

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

Research and development is no longer a headquarters function. More and more companies internationalize their R&D activities. The pros and cons of this approach are discussed in this book. The organizational alternatives for international R&D as well as the consequences that they have for decision making and performing R&D are also of great interest. Furthermore,

Overview

Research and development is no longer a headquarters function. More and more companies internationalize their R&D activities. The pros and cons of this approach are discussed in this book. The organizational alternatives for international R&D as well as the consequences that they have for decision making and performing R&D are also of great interest. Furthermore, measuring success of international R&D is a very difficult problem that is not yet fully understood. However, suggestions are made to improve present day practise. They are based on a large body of empirical research and management literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540648192
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
09/17/1998
Edition description:
1998
Pages:
149
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction and overview.- Multiple locations for R&D.- Particular aspects of internationalization: Universal success factors of innovation.- Higher variances between countries than within one country.- Benefits and costs of international R&D.- Starting foreign R&D operations: Starting by cooperating on projects.- Starting by establishing an R&D unit.- Process steps.- Tasks assignments to foreign R&D laboratories: Static classifications.- Views on dynamics.- Locus of coordination and locus of performance.- Coordinating internationally dispersed R&D laboratories: Interface management.- Communication technologies.- Measures of success: Multiple perspectives.- First results.- Differentiated success evaluation.- Summary and conclusions.

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