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Managing Creativity in Science and Hi-Tech

Kay, Ronald

2nd ed. 2012, XX, 196 p.

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  • Distills key insights from Kay’s long and multi-faceted career in R&D management, including differences between academic research and corporate labs
  • Synthesizes techniques to meet the unique challenges managing creative technical innovators
  • Analyzes specific details of managing projects, departments or small enterprises, and global projects with multi-cultural aspects
  • New coverage includes a chapter on the global impact of high-tech enterprises and material on foundational and government funding and the influence of the Internet

Addressing the issues unique to managers of creative technical staff, this guide reflects not only Ronald Kay’s long experience observing and teaching successful management techniques, but also treats the expanding challenges due to increasingly globally-based projects and staff. As before, Kay’s guide helps readers to prepare themselves, graduate students and others to understand and improve their managerial skills and covers such practical, yet sometimes overlooked, steps such as: individual and team behavior of creative  technical staff; managing their own and others’ R&D projects; hiring, evaluating and compensating technical staff; R&D proposals and administrative functions; and presentations, meetings and organizational culture. New to this edition are a chapter on the global impact of high-tech enterprises and sections on the roles of foundations and government funding and task-force participation. Also tackled are the basics of starting, financing and staffing venture-capital-funded enterprises. What’s more, this book also serves to increase the awareness and knowledge base of anyone who needs to meet the challenge of managing people with the creative energies that drive technologically-based economic growth.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Administrative skills - Financing creativity - Manage creative people - Managing department small enterprise - Managing scientists book - Managing your own work - National culture of management - Organizational culture - Project Managing - Qualifications of managers - Starting new enterprise new project

Related subjects » Business & Management - Economics - Engineering - R&D / Technology Policy

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