R&D Management

Authors: Akhilesh, K B

  • 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
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About this book

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.

About the authors

K. B. Akhilesh is a Professor of human resource management, organizational behavior and technology management at the Indian Institute of Science since 1982. Prior to this, he was the Chairman of the Department of Management Studies at the institute from 1993 to 1998. His research and teaching interests lie in the development of human resource skills in information technology and manufacturing sectors. He has published over 100 papers in Indian and international journals and authored seven books. Professor Akhilesh has guided over 20 doctoral students, served as an external PhD examiner in India, South Africa and USA. He has been a visiting lecturer at many universities and organizations, worldwide, including USA, Germany, France, Japan, Canada, Belgium and Sweden. He was invited as a visiting researcher by the Japan Institute of Labor, Tokyo. He is also Adjunct Professor at George Mason University (Fairfax, VA) and visiting professor at the School of Information, University of Hamburg (Germany). He has taught in Pforzheim University, and University of Lemgo (Germany). As a consultant, speaker and a trainer he has interacted with companies like DaimlerChrysler, Airbus Industries, Pratt and Whitney USA, Lapp India, International Labor Organization, Volkswagen, Vee Tech, Honeywell, BSNL, 5th Central Pay Commission, Central Silk Board, DRDL (DRDO), LRDE, CPRI, among others. As a corporate management trainer and facilitator, he has participated in over 1,000 Management Development Programs. He is a member of many major professional organizations, including Academy of Management, New York, USA. Professor Akhilesh was honored for his life time contribution to HR Management by National Institute of Personnel Management (NIPM), Mumbai, India. His latest book is Emerging Dimensions of Technology Management published by Springer in 2013.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction to R&D Function

    Akhilesh, K. B.

    Pages 1-7

  • R&D—Reactive and Passive Partner to Responsive Collaborator

    Akhilesh, K. B.

    Pages 9-26

  • Driving the Economy Through R&D Activities

    Akhilesh, K. B.

    Pages 27-35

  • Strategic Aspects of R&D Management

    Akhilesh, K. B.

    Pages 37-47

  • Project Planning and Budgeting

    Akhilesh, K. B.

    Pages 49-60

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eBook $59.99
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Hardcover $79.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-81-322-1945-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $79.99
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  • Due: August 31, 2016
  • ISBN 978-81-322-3519-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
R&D Management
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer India
Copyright Holder
Springer India
eBook ISBN
978-81-322-1946-0
DOI
10.1007/978-81-322-1946-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-81-322-1945-3
Softcover ISBN
978-81-322-3519-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 253
Number of Illustrations and Tables
23 b/w illustrations, 39 illustrations in colour
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