IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

Volume 43 Issue 1 • Feb. 1996

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  • Managing the internationalization of R&D activities

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):7 - 23
    Cited by:  Papers (77)
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    The increasing dispersion of R&D laboratories in different countries force multinational firms to take a global view in managing their research operations and to make efforts to coordinate their dispersed R&D. Few studies have so far investigated whether or not international R&D structures exist, and how forms of division of labor, interdependencies, and coordination among geographical... View full abstract»

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  • External-internal linkages and overseas autonomy-control tension: the management dilemma of the Japanese R&D in Europe

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):24 - 32
    Cited by:  Papers (64)
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    By examining how external/internal linkages held by overseas R&D labs affect autonomy-control tension within multinational corporations (MNCs), managerial dilemmas pertinent to international R&D management are discussed, especially in the context of internationalization of Japanese R&D in Europe. R&D is liable to be affected by high autonomy-control tension due to countervailing in... View full abstract»

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  • Organization, autonomy, and success of internationally dispersed R&D facilities

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):33 - 40
    Cited by:  Papers (46)
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    The organization and autonomy of internationally dispersed R&D facilities and their influence on the success of R&D are analyzed from the point of view of their headquarters. It is shown that different organizational structures for internationally dispersed R&D are connected with specific degrees of autonomy. The three classical success factors-timing, performance, and budgeting-for me... View full abstract»

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  • Are large firms internationalizing the generation of technology? Some new evidence

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):41 - 47
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    Internationalization of technology remains a subject of considerable interest to analysts and policy makers in the 1990s. This paper is a modest attempt at providing some new empirical observations for debate and discussion on one dimension of the subject, namely, the nature and extent of the production of technology undertaken by large firms outside their home base. The evidence, based on the US ... View full abstract»

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  • A multinational study of work climate, job satisfaction, and the productivity of R&D teams

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):48 - 55
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    A study was conducted covering 658 industrial and 1033 academic R&D teams in 11 countries, not including the United States. The climate variable of work importance explained unique variance in publication of original articles as well as external ratings of technical quality for both samples. The climate variable of participation/cooperation accounted for unique variance in articles published i... View full abstract»

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  • Parent-subsidiary communication in international biotechnology R&D

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):56 - 68
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    This paper investigates parent-subsidiary technical communication in multinational corporations (MNCs). Subsidiaries of European and Japanese MNCs operating biotechnology R&D facilities in the United States are examined to determine how technical information is transmitted to and from their parent firms. A conceptual model is developed that relates parent company and subsidiary attributes to t... View full abstract»

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  • International high technology cooperation: lessons learned

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):69 - 77
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    In February 1986, in response to the Nunn Amendment in the United States, a special Conference of National Armaments Directors (CNAD) examined possible ways to foster cooperative high technology research and development programs within the NATO Alliance. As a result, they established the Special Working Group on Ada Programming Support Environments (SWG APSE) to oversee the development of a multin... View full abstract»

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  • Critical issues related to international R&D programs

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):78 - 87
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    This paper discusses critical management, business and technical issues related to three recent international R&D programs between the United States and Japan. It summarizes case studies on two of these programs, then it extrapolates a third case of a program in progress. A review of these programs revealed that international R&D programs present unique challenges in relation to business m... View full abstract»

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  • A comparison of R&D project termination factors in four industrial nations

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):88 - 96
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    With firms establishing R&D facilities abroad, it is important for R&D managers to understand how decisions are made and the factors that affect them in different countries. The decision to terminate an ongoing R&D project is made based on a number of factors. Some of these are objective and based on actual data, while others are mostly qualitative and subjective. Previous studies have... View full abstract»

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  • A study of technology transfer in a multinational cooperative joint venture

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):97 - 105
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    The problem of technology transfer has been extensively addressed from many different perspectives. Very few of the research studies, however, have examined it as a process, trying to understand more about how different kinds of technologies are transferred across organizational boundaries. This research examines the transfer of technologies over a three-year period in an international joint ventu... View full abstract»

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Management of technical functions such as research, development, and engineering in industry, government, university, and other settings. Emphasis is on studies carried on within an organization to help in decision making or policy formation for RD&E. 

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Editor-in-Chief
Tugrul U. Daim
Department of Engineering and Technology Management,
Portland State University