Global Management of Technology

(Study the impact on R&D of globalization of competition, markets, science, and technology)

This study was conducted in cooperation with CIMS and MIT, beginning with a survey of current practice in member companies for managing technology in an era of global competition. Following a Special Interest Session at the 1994 Fall Meeting and a subsequent Tutorial on the topic, the project was broadened to include a comprehensive survey of persons below the CTO level in member-company labs in other countries. Results were presented at the 1996 IRI Fall Meeting and International Conference, on the theme of "Managing Technology for Global Competitiveness."