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Business & Management - Innovation - Technology Management | R&D Management

R&D Management

Akhilesh, K B

2014, XVII, 253 p. 62 illus., 39 illus. in color.

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  • Provides a thorough understanding of the activities to be performed in R&D functions and integrates the R&D functions to the strategic goals of the organization
  • Expounds how R&D management brings about improvements in the organizational climate for innovation and organizational development
  • Covers issues in R&D management on the basis of a detailed assessment of the field in India over the last 30 years
This book contributes towards the integration of the R&D function with regard to societies, nations, industries and organizations, as well as to leaders within organizations. It covers the management aspects and approaches to R&D management and provides information on the major contexts of R&D such as in production, HR, marketing and finance – functions that are essential to attracting, developing and retaining scientific manpower. The book further elaborates on organizations’ human strategic prospectives. It also suggests various types of practices to help organizations achieve their objectives and analyzes how R&D can contribute to technology, innovation and science to improve organizations’ productivity. In closing, it discusses some of the challenges faced by developing countries and presents R&D management from a global perspective.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Innovation - Managing Scientists & Engineers - New Product Development - Research & Development - Technology

Related subjects » Innovation - Technology Management - Marketing - Organization - Human Resource Management - R&D / Technology Policy

Table of contents 

Chapter 1: Introduction to R&D Function.- Chapter 2: R&D: Reactive and Passive Partner to Responsive Collaborator.- Chapter 3: Driving the Economy through R&D Activities.- Chapter 4: The Strategic Aspects of R&D Management.- Chapter 5: Project Planning and Budgeting.- Chapter 6: Road mapping.- Chapter 7: Project Selection.- Chapter 8: Project Evaluation.- Chapter 9: Human Resource Management in R&D.- Chapter 10: Attraction and Retention of Talent in R&D.- Chapter 11: Creativity in R&D Organizations.- Chapter 12: Interpersonal Relationships, Teams and Team building.- Chapter 13: Innovation Management.- Chapter 14: Portfolio Management.- Chapter 15: New Product Development.- Annexure 1: History and Growth of R&D in India.- Annexure 2: Indian Science &Technology System.

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