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One of the subtopics of Interface II is the study of the management of research; the objective is to understand and analyse how R&D efforts are managed within the R&D community and to develop and promote best practice guidelines. The research reported in this study has been divided into five phases: (i) defining the most popular managerial methods in the EC; (ii) a literature review concerning these issues in the USA and Japan; (iii) a review of business cases; (iv) the preparation of several small descriptive cases; (v) investigation of the differences between literature interests and day-by-day applications of technicalities. Finally areas of strength (costing, sizing, communication) and weakness (university/industry cooperation, R&D planning and control, efficiency) are identified.

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Authors: CEC, European Commission, Luxembourg (LU)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: EN (1993) 146 pp.
Availability: Available from the RTD-Helpdesk, European Commission, DG XIII/D-2, EUFO 2286, rue Alcide de Gasperi, L-2920 Luxembourg (LU)
Record Number: 199530223 / Last updated on: 1995-08-31
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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