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Research-Technology Management (RTM) Journal

Vol. 57, No. 5, September-October 2014
James A. Euchner, Editor-in-Chief
MaryAnne M. Gobble, Managing Editor

Ove Granstrand and Marcus Holgersson describe the challenges and opportunities in disentangling IP rights at the end of an open innovation project.

Jeremy Hall, Stelvia Matos, Vernon Bachor, and Robin Downey show how more open approaches to technology diffusion can help create a path to market for technologies and applications that don't fit standard technology transfer strategies.

Thomas Kurfess and William J. Cass discuss the challenges to existing intellectual property systems presented by the rise of additive manufacturing and the expanding availability of 3D printers.

Nick Leung, Arjan van Rooij, and Jurjen van Deen show how an internal idea contest has helped one research organization foster entrepreneurial skills in its employees.W. Austin Spivey, J. Michael Munson, and Bernd Wurth examine the implications of the America Invents Act for the management of R&D projects.


Research-Technology Management is the award-winning, bi-monthly journal of the Industrial Research Institute, published since 1958. It contains peer-reviewed articles covering the entire spectrum of technological innovation, from research and development through product development to marketing. RTM is a leading source of knowledge and best practices on innovation management for leaders of research, development, and engineering worldwide. RTM OnLine is available to subscribers only. If you are not a subscriber, but interested in viewing a sample of selected RTM articles before acquiring a subscription, see our free access issue.

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Subscribers may access RTM Online by logging in with their IRI-issued username and password.  Institutions using IngentaConnect for their online access can assess RTM on the IngentaConnect Website.

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Call for RTM Submissions:

Upcoming Articles

Remain connected to the steady flow of new ideas, strategies and techniques for leading innovation, technology and R&D. 

  • IRI R&D Trends Forecast for 2015
  • Improved Product Development Performance Through Agile/Stage-Gate Hybrids
  • Creating Sustainable Value Through Service Offerings
  • Reinvention at GE
  • The Changing Face of Venture Capital
  • Business Model Innovation at Goodyear
  • Cross-Expert Innovation


Exciting Upcoming Special Issues include:

Call for RTM Peer Reviewers

We are looking for dynamic individuals from IRI member organizations to help on the RTM Board of Editors team!  We are seeking individuals to assist in the peer review process to help maintain the high quality of RTM articles.  Are you interested in discussing issues of importance in technology management and gaining an edge on valuable practitioner oriented strategies and techniques?  Do you want to be part of a group of R&D leaders engaged in publishing the latest in R&D and innovation management?

If you answered 'yes' to either of these questions, please contact MaryAnne Gobble,  Managing Editor, today to find out how you can help!