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Author Sandland, R. L. (Ronald Lindsay)

Title An icon in crisis : the reinvention of CSIRO / Ron Sandland and Graham Thompson
Published Sydney : NewSouth, 2012
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Contents Cover; About the Authors; Dedication; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Acronyms; Foreword; Preface; PART I: A glorious past: but what of the future?; 1. CSIRO January 2001; 2. Big hairy audacious goals; 3. A new way of doing science; 4. Building up steam; 5. Emerging challenges; 6. Finding the money to do it; 7. The challenges of governance in a creative organisation; PART II: Dealing with the issues; 8. 2001: A cultural odyssey; 9. Roles, authority, responsibility: Who does what to whom?; 10. Surviving in Horizon 2: Making ends meet; 11. Help wanted: But where to find it?
12. Getting the message acrossPart III: Facing the Future; 13. Transition to a truly national initiative; 14. Full steam ahead; 15. Lessons learned; Conclusion; Appendices; Glossary; Notes; References; Index
Summary In 2001, CSIRO's future looked shaky. The Australian government had announced a big increase in public funding for science, but had pointedly left the iconic national research agency out when it came to distributing the cash. Facing the threat of funding cuts and loss of reputation, CSIRO set about reinventing itself through what became known as its National Flagship Initiative. This book is the story of that program, told by Ron Sandland who led the initiative and Graham Thompson who designed its systems and processes
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Subject CSIRO (Australia)
Organizational change -- Australia.
Organizational effectiveness.
Research -- Australia -- Finance.
Government business enterprises -- Australia.
Form Electronic book
Author Thompson, Graham J
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Other Titles Reinvention of CSIRO