Management of Research and Development Organizations: Managing the Unmanageable / Edition 2

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This edition has been completely revised. The authors, noted authorities in the field, focus on ways to improve R&D organization productivity and foster excellence in such companies. They describe how to design jobs, organize hierarchies, resolve conflicts, motivate employees, and create an innovative work environment. Features extensive cross-cultural coverage of European and Pacific Rim R&D organizations and policies which greatly differ from the US. Includes an entirely new section on various strategic planning elements unique to an R&D organization along with a case study.
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A new edition of the essential management guide to ruling those creative, brilliant, and independent researchers who are the vanguard of research and development in the new information age. Jain research and international engineering, U. of Cincinnati and Triandis psychology, U. of Illinois combine their areas of expertise to outline the essential management skills necessary to design R&D jobs, organize hierarchies, resolve conflicts, motivate employees, and create innovative work environments. The new version extends coverage of European and Pacific Rim organizations and policies and offers new chapters on university research and its linkage to industry. Includes tables and graphs. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Meet the Author

R. K. JAIN is Associate Dean for Research and International Engineering and Executive Director, Interdisciplinary Research Centers at the College of Engineering, University of Cincinnati. A practicing engineer and R&D manager for 30 years, Dr. Jain received degrees in civil engineering (BS, MSCE) from California State University. He holds a PhD from Texas Tech University and a master's degree in public administration from Harvard University. Dr. Jain has held teaching and research positions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and Cambridge University. He has served as chairman of the Environmental Engineering Research Council, ASCE, and is a member of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and a fellow of ASCE. His many awards and honors include the Army's highest research award--the Army R&D Achievement Award. He was also a recipient of the Founder's Gold Medal and named Federal Engineer of the Year for 1989. He has coauthored and edited ten books and numerous research papers.

H. C. TRIANDIS is Professor of Psychology and Labor and Industrial Relations at the Department of Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He received his BEng with honors in mechanical engineering from McGill University, his master's of commerce from the University of Toronto, and his PhD in social psychology from Cornell University. Dr. Triandis is past president of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, the Interamerican Society of Psychology, and the International Association of Applied Psychology. He was a Ford Foundation fellow, a Guggenheim fellow, a distinguished Fulbright Professor to India, and is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is the recipient of an award from the Interamerican Society of Psychology for "contributions to the development of psychology as a science and a profession." He has written and edited ten books.

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Table of Contents

R&D Organizations and Research Categories.

Elements Needed for an R&D Organization.

Creating a Productive and Effective R&D Organization.

Job Design and Organizational Effectiveness.

Influencing People.

Motivation in R&D Organizations.

Dealing with Diversity in R&D Organizations.

Leadership in Research and Development Organizations.

Managing Conflict in R&D Organizations.

Performance Appraisal--Employee Contribution-- in R&D Organizations.

Technology Transfer.

Organizational Change in R&D Settings.

The University Research Enterprise.

Strategic Planning for R&D Organizations.




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