Inventivity: The art and science of research management

Inventivity: The art and science of research management

by J.J. Gilman


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Inventivity is the first book of its kind to utilize analystic methods for judging research productivity. It provides insight into the business of research, showing a direct relation between management productivity and the production of real research results. Information on the nature and effectiveness of research organizations is outlined, as are methods and strategies for approaching the work through research people. Research models are analyzed. Details of operation needs of research organizations are also considered, as are the influences of financial policies on the research function.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780442011864
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 10/31/1992
Edition description: 1993
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Nature of a research organization. Why is research worth doing? What is worth working on? Who can do it successfully? How should the work be approached? Strategies that have worked. Legacy of Edison. Technology follies and their characteristics. Time and its cost. Effect of financing on research policy. Transforming inventions into commercial business. Improving the performance of your researchers. Operational needs of research organizations. Benefits of research organizations. So what? Appendices.

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