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Decision making in the management of research and advanced development activities

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1 Author(s)
Hazeltine, B. ; Brown Univ., Providence, RI, USA

The management of research-type activities is different from traditional management tasks because management direction is not essential to the conduct of the activity. For this reason, management often finds itself in a position where it cannot make significant contributions toward the usefulness of research-type activities. Decision-making as applied to management contributions toward the success of research and advanced development is discussed using a framework borrowed from statistical decision theory.

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Engineering Management, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:EM-17 ,  Issue: 2 )