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Author Gilbert, Patrick, author

Title Innovation, research and development management / Patrick Gilbert, Natalia Bobadilla, Lise Gastaldi, Martine Le Boulaire, Olga Lelebina
Published London, UK : ISTE, Ltd. ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2018
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Series Innovation, entrepreneurship and management series
Innovation, entrepreneurship and management series
Contents Cover; Half-Title Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; General Introduction; I.1. Managing R & D and innovation: current and critical issues; I.2. A book on R & D management of large industrial enterprises; I.3. A descriptive and analytical book aimed at a wide audience; I.4. Structure of the book; 1. R & D and New Competitive Challenges: Between Intensive Innovation Strategy and Internationalization; 1.1. Strategy and R 1.1.1. R & D's place in business strategies; 1.1.2. Different generations of R & D
1.2. Environmental factors influencing business strategies in R & D and their consequences1.2.1. The major role of innovation in competition strategies; 1.2.2. The emergence of the consumer in R 1.2.3. The effects of market globalization; 1.3. R & D strategies tested overseas: the example of China; 1.3.1. Western companies' choice to locate their R & D in China; 1.4. Conclusion; 2. Work in R & D and its Transformations; 2.1. Specifics of R & D work and its heterogeneity; 2.1.1. Non-routine and knowledge intensive work
2.1.2. The work in R & D: between interactions and engagements with the surrounding environment2.1.3. A job characterized by a certain degree of autonomy and occupational regulations; 2.2. The main transformations of R & D work since 1990; 2.2.1. The advent of project management and of the concurrent engineering model; 2.2.2. A job which is more interactive and more dependent on the downstream; 2.2.3. Managerialization, bureaucratization and remoteness of technical work; 2.3. Current tensions and open questions as to the future of work in R & D
2.3.1. Increasing pressure and strong focus in the short term: how sustainable is this in individual and collective terms?2.3.2. Relocation, internationalization, outsourcing and open innovation: what is the future of R & D work?; 2.3.3. The digital revolution: what is the impact on work in R & D?; 2.4. Conclusion; 3. Rationalization and Creativity: R & D under Pressure; 3.1. Permanent rationalizations and reduction of available resources in R 3.1.1. The rationalization concept; 3.1.2. R & D struggling with permanent rationalization; 3.1.3. Rationalization as a slack reduction strategy
3.2. Creativity: between individual attribute and social process3.2.1. Individual creativity; 3.2.2. Creativity as an idea production process; 3.2.3. Creativity as a social process; 3.3. Ingredients and negative effects of slack reductions on creativity; 3.3.1. Slack reduction components; 3.3.2. Human slack reduction effects; 3.3.3. "Financial slack" reduction effects; 3.3.4. Temporal slack reduction effects; 3.3.5. Spatial slack reduction effects; 3.4. Mechanisms linking slack reduction and creativity; 3.4.1. Focus of attention; 3.4.2. Ability to "travel through time."
Summary In today's business environment, as organizations constantly seek to growth and develop through the optimization of their innovative and creative potential, understanding the critical issues and management practices in R & D is essential. This book provides a critical revaluation of the state of the art issues and concepts in R & D management. The views expressed are those of leading French researchers and professionals in this field, fed by empirical studies in national and international firms
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed September 05, 2018)
Subject Research, Industrial -- Management
Technological innovations -- Management
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industrial Management.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Management Science.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Organizational Behavior.
Research, Industrial -- Management.
Technological innovations -- Management.
Form Electronic book
Author Bobadilla, Natalia, author
Gastaldi, Lise, author
Le Boulaire, Martine, author
Lelebina, Olga, author
ISBN 1119507340