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Challenges facing Japanese companies achieving innovative R&D through empowering concept creators

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1 Author(s)
Niwa, K. ; Dept. of Gen. Syst. Studies, Univ. of Tokyo, Japan

The characteristics of 92 recently successful R&D projects of Japanese technology-based companies are examined. The major finding is that the key factors necessary for success are moving from the realm of the execution people to that of the planning people. Some challenges are identified for Japanese companies to effectively foster and develop concept-creation people

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Management of Engineering and Technology, 2001. PICMET '01. Portland International Conference on  (Volume:Supplement )

Date of Conference:

2001