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R&D Project Management

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Contract Design for R&D Licensing

Contract Design  for R&D Licensing

How should innovators design licensing contracts, when there is incomplete information on the partner’s valuation of the innovation, and limited control over the partner’s development efforts? (published in Operations Research)

Project Leader: Bert De Reyck

R&D Project Valuation and Negotiations

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How can we value early-stage R&D projects and support licensing negotiations? (published in Interfaces; recipient of INFORMS Case Competition Award)

Project Leader: Bert De Reyck

Managing Technology Risks in R&D Project Management

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of parallelizing R&D activities and simultaneously pursuing alternative technologies, when investments have to be made at risk? (published in IIE Transactions, recipient of the Outstanding Paper....more
Project Leader: Bert De Reyck

An Integrated Decision-Making Approach for improving European Air Traffic Management

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A model supporting the European Commission’s Single European Sky initiative, evaluating alternative air traffic management improvement programmes (published in...more.
Project Leader: Bert De-Reyck

Real Options Valuation using Decision Analysis

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A novel approach for valuing real options in projects (published in the European Journal of Operational Research).

Project Leader: Bert De-Reyck

Optimal Investment under Operational Flexibility, Risk Aversion and Uncertainty

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When should we invest in, expand, shrink or abandon risky projects depending on market conditions? (published in the European Journal of Operational Research)

Project Leader: Bert De-Reyck

Inspiring Open Innovation

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The design and delivery of activities that promote the role that Open Innovation can play in addressing key societal and economic challenges through collective innovate at a pan-European level (EU INTEREG Project).

Project Leader: Dave Chapman

Ecology and music software

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In preparation, a long view of the music software history and pre-history, going back to machine orchestras and tracing them through to today, taking in the role of standards, ecologies based on competing standards and the knock on...more

Project Leader: Peter Antonioni

Developing agile software architecture using real option analysis and value engineering

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How should you develop software architecture to enable agility? This will invariably take account of the strategy of the organisation, and what they consider is of value. (SEI SEPG Conference Dublin 2011) 

Project Leader: Graham Collins

Improvement of agile development processes

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Software development methods often focus on team activities and don’t always incorporate clear and appropriate guidelines for project management and scaling the project. (Journal of Object Oriented Programming) 

Project Leader: Graham Collins

Developing metrics for agile projects compatible with CMMI

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What measurements are needed to improve agile project management? Categorised as, ‘cutting edge’ by the SEI (Software Engineering Institute). SEPG, Amsterdam 2006

Project Leader: Graham Collins

Achieving earlier and more accurate estimates for agile CMMI projects

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Agile development practices are increasingly being applied to large scale projects. How can we predict and forecast how long and how much a complex agile development will cost? (SEI SEPG 2008) 

Project Leader: Graham Collins

Universities as engines for industrial growth

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How has the rise of new science-based industries altered the organization of universities? A study of the development of university-industry relationships in Silicon Valley details the critical role of universities in the region’s success and...more

Project Leader: Simcha Jong

Bridges or Isolates? The Effect of Patenting on the Networks and Connections of Academic Scientists

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Patenting by academic scholars presents a number of issues and opportunities. We analyse the acquaintances of a sample of academic inventors and their paired controls ...more

Project Leader: Enrico Forti

Best Quality Ideas and Rent Appropriation: How Innovation Contests Affect Individual Search Behaviors

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The use of innovation contests is burgeoning, and increasingly larger cash prizes are being offered to foster the conversion of promising ideas into specific social and...more

Project Leader: Enrico Forti

Mining the Web for Modern Greenbacks: An Empirical Investigation of Crowdfunding

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Crowdsourced fund-raising services are increasingly been used to connect projects with patrons. We investigate the characteristics of more than 6000 crowdfunded projects across a...more

Project Leader: Enrico Forti

Measuring Time using Dynamic project control

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How can a project manager predict the final duration of a project in progress using performance information? A combination of baseline scheduling, schedule risk analysis and project ...more

Project Leader: Mario Vanhoucke

Westerscheldetunnel

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What is the main objective during the construction of a project baseline schedule for the Westerscheldetunnel constructed at the Netherlands? Minimizing idle time of an expensive freezing machine! (published in Journal of Construction Engineering and Management)

Project Leader: Mario Vanhoucke

Impact of net present value optimisation at the Flemish water production company

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What is the impact of optimising the net present value of a capacity extension project at a Belgian water purification company? (published in the Management Science and Project Management Journal)

Project Leader: Mario Vanhoucke

Reputation in Open Source Communities

Contract Design  for R&D Licensing

What determines the reputation and competence in open source communities? (forthcoming in Organization Science)

Project leader:  Soong Moon Kang

Institutional Logic of Open Source Projects

Contract Design  for R&D Licensing

Why and how do companies compete with or participate in voluntary open source software projects?

Project leader:  Soong Moon Kang