A Systems-Based Framework for Design and Analysis of an R and D Structure
AbstractA critical challenge for managerial effectiveness and competitive advantage in research and development (R and D) organizations is developing an appropriate structural configuration. However, in finding an appropriate structural configuration, R and D managers are faced with unprecedented levels of uncertainty, ambiguity, and accelerating complexity, coupled with demands for increased productivity. This paper develops a systems-based framework to support rigorous design, analysis, and transformation of the structure for R and D organizations. The framework development includes: (1) a review of the literature for the nature and role of the structure in R and D management; (2) setting of the R and D structure problem from a systems perspective; (3) establishing a systems view of R and D structure; (4) articulation of a systems-based framework for R and D structure drawing on management cybernetics and systems theory; and (5) an application of the framework to design the structure for a multidisciplinary R and D center. The paper concludes with implications and utility of the framework for practicing R and D managers challenged with structuring an R and D organization. View Full-Text
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Katina, P.F.; Keating, C.B.; Magpili, L.M. A Systems-Based Framework for Design and Analysis of an R and D Structure. Systems 2017, 5, 44.
Katina PF, Keating CB, Magpili LM. A Systems-Based Framework for Design and Analysis of an R and D Structure. Systems. 2017; 5(3):44.Chicago/Turabian Style
Katina, Polinpapilinho F.; Keating, Charles B.; Magpili, Luna M. 2017. "A Systems-Based Framework for Design and Analysis of an R and D Structure." Systems 5, no. 3: 44.
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