Internationalization of Research and Development / Edition 1

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540648192
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 10/1/1998
  • Edition description: 1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 149
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction and overview 1
2 Multiple locations for R&D 11
3 Particular aspects of internationalization 17
4 Starting foreign R&D operations 37
5 Task assignments to foreign R&D laboratories 55
6 Coordinating internationally dispersed R&D laboratories 83
7 Measures of success 109
8 Summary and conclusions 125
Literature 133
List of Figures 143
List of Tables 145
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