Managing Research, Development and Innovation: Managing the Unmanageable

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Now fully revised and updated—the classic book oneffective R&D management

"This thoughtful and detailed work outlines what is required inorder to achieve the desired end results in a networked world whereteamwork and collaboration are increasingly important to globallydispersed workforces."
John Chambers, Chairman and CEO, Cisco

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"This is a superbly written book and could make an excellentreference and text for related university courses."
E. Lile Murphree, Jr., PhD, former Chairman,Department of Engineering Management, The George WashingtonUniversity

"Provides a superb exposition of the role that social andpsychological phenomena play in today's organizations."
Fred E. Fiedler, Professor of Psychology Emeritus,University of Washington, Seattle

As the economy shifts from producing goods to producinginformation, the role of researchers in shaping the future hasbecome immense. By taking advantage of modern technology, thehighly trained and predominantly autonomous researchers from aroundthe globe collect and share information better than ever—yet,there is still a lack of an effective centralized structure for anR&D organization manager to integrate the efforts from manydisparate individuals into a unified plan.

Managing Research, Development, and Innovation, ThirdEdition covers the management skills and leadership theoriesessential to generating products and excelling in today's globaleconomy. Topics of interest include how to design jobs, organizehierarchies, resolve conflicts, motivate employees, and create aninnovative work environment. Discover how superior managementskills can increase funding, generate profit, and improve theeffectiveness of technologically based organizations. This newrevised edition:

  • Covers all aspects of the research and developmentprocess—with focus on the human management function

  • Includes two new chapters covering the innovation processcritical to research and development of new products andservices

  • Outlines the challenging issues related to diversity in scienceand technology organizations and provides insights as to howdiversity can be used to enhance creativity

Managing Research, Development, and Innovation, ThirdEdition is the most complete, insightful book of its kind.Useful for professionals and graduate students alike, the textdemonstrates in clear, straightforward prose how good managementskills will shape the future.

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RAVI K. JAIN, PhD, PE, is Dean of the School of Engineeringand Computer Science at the University of the Pacific in Stockton,California. He has been a Littauer Fellow at Harvard University anda Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge University. He haspublished fourteen books, over 150 scholarly papers and technicalreports, and has received national recognition for his teaching andscholarly activities.

HARRY C. TRIANDIS is Professor Emeritus of Psychology atthe University of Illinois. He is the author of eight books,including Culture and Social Behavior, Individualism andCollectivism, and Fooling Ourselves: Self-Deception inPolitics, Religion, and Terrorism.

CYNTHIA W. WEICK is Professor of Management in theEberhardt School of Business and the School of Engineering andComputer Science at University of the Pacific. Weick was named theNeven C. Hulsey Chair of Business Excellence in 2006, and in 2005,she earned Pacific's Distinguished Faculty Award, which is theUniversity's highest faculty honor.

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