Across industries, firms vary broadly on how they operate with
respect to their Research & Development (R&D) activities.
This volume presents a holistic approach to evaluating the critical
elements of R&D management, including planning, organization,
portfolio management, project management, and knowledge transfer-by
assessing R&D management from different sectors. Featuring
empirical research and in-depth case studies from industries as
diverse as medical imaging, electric vehicles, and cyber security,
the authors identify common features of successful R&D
management, despite fundamental differences, such as company size,
number of employees, industry sector, and the R&D budget. In
particular, they consider the implications for decision making with
respect to resource allocation and investments, such as site
selection, purchasing, and cross-departmental communication.