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Managing Technology Risks in R&D Project Management
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 Award of the ...more
Impact of Project Portfolio Management on Technology Projects
What is the impact of project portfolio management processes
on the performance of information technology projects? (published in the International Journal of Project Management)
An Integrated Decision-Making Approach for improving European Air Traffic Management
A model supporting the European Commission’s Single European
Sky initiative, evaluating alternative air traffic management improvement
programmes (published in Management ...more
The Value of Flexibilty in New Product Development: The Impact of Competiion
How does the intensity of competition influence the value of flexibility in new product development projects, and when should new products be launched, or projects abandoned?
Inspiring Open Innovation
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).
Ecology and music software
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
Developing agile software architecture using real option analysis and value engineering
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)
Improvement of agile development processes
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)
Developing metrics for agile projects compatible with CMMI
What measurements are needed to improve agile project management? Categorised as, ‘cutting edge’ by the SEI (Software Engineering Institute). SEPG, Amsterdam 2006
Achieving earlier and more accurate estimates for agile CMMI projects
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)
Coordination problems in Complex Product Development
What is the role of product architecture and
organizational communication in complex product development efforts? What is
the impact of misalignment between complex product architecture and
organizational structure on ...more
Globally Distributed Product Design and Performance
How to design a complex product
globally? How to manage complex product
architecture? What is the most efficient way of distributing complex subsystems
across global design centres? How to achieve both NPD efficiency and high
quality at the same time in ...more
New Technology and Service Development
What is the effect of development of new
technologies and services on current products in the telecommunications
industry? How does the relationship between technology/service developers and
client firms affect product and service performance? How does a ...more
The Effect of Customer Feedback and Organizational Learning on Product Innovation
What is the role of customer feedback and organizational
learning in the design of new generation of products?
Project Leader: Bilal Gokpinar
Enhancing R&D productivity through academic collaborations
The study’s database comprises detailed information on activities in the academic community of 4,780 American and British science-based firms and the impact of these activities on R&D productivity. Findings outline strategic trade-offs...more.
Managing science-led innovation in high-tech firms
Which organizational levers do managers have at their disposal in organizing science-led R&D? Case studies highlight formal structures, routines, and cultures that distinguish successful science-based ventures (International workshop planned at ...more.
Commercializing disruptive technologies: Venture creation and the choice of business model
Commercializing disruptive technologies: Business models for a rough financial climate ...more.
Manufacturing decisions and the commercialization of disruptive technologies
‘Introduction to Management’ is now in its fourth edition; and a re-worked
version is to be published in the Autumn of 2011 (published by Palgrave
Investment Appraisal: a managerial approach
An evaluation of the full context in which investment decisions
are made, and results produced (published by Macmillan)
Contemporary Strategic Management
A crystallisation of much of the work carried out over the previous ten years, and a definition of one aspect of management in practice (published by Palgrave Macmillan).
Performance and performance management
A crystallisation, analysis and evaluation of the strengths
and shortcomings of how managers and organisations assess and evaluate their
own performance for success and otherwise (published by Pearson).
What value can be created from patents and where does it
reside? (published in International
Journal of Intellectual Property Management, Journal of Intellectual Capital, International Journal
of Intellectual Property Management and ...more
Digital Rights Management
How to design effective Digital Rights Management? (published in Communication and Strategies and International Journal of Intellectual Property Management )
Successful Market entry
Best being the first to market? Think twice (published in International
Journal of Collaborative Enterprise and International Journal of Actor-Network Theory and Technological
Intellectual capital value
How can company’s intellectual capital be classified and reported? (published in The British Accounting Review and Strategic Change)
Project Leader: Mila Striukova
Public Venture Capital
For the Very First Time: Continuity and Change Before and After an IPO
Companies and managers are constantly challenged to manage trade-offs between something old and something new. We use patent citation data to describe the search ...more.
Mobilis in Mobili. Navigating Continuity and Change through CVC Investments
We study how firms use Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) to resolve the exploration-exploitation tension overtime across their organizational boundaries. We test our theoretical model using...more.
Sweetening the Pill of Change? Marketing Radical Innovations in the Regenerative Medicine Industry
How are markets created? How to commercialize radical innovations? How to communicate pros and cons to prospect clients? This study leverages product-level data about the ...more.
Reputation in Open Source Communities
What determines the reputation and competence in open source
communities? (forthcoming in Organization
Project leader: Soong Moon Kang
Institutional Logic of Open Source Projects
Why and how do companies compete with or participate in voluntary open source software projects?
Reputations and Perceptions in Organizations
How biased are our perceptions of individual reputations in organizations and how they affect performance?
From Blue Sky Research to Problem Solving: a Philosophy of Science Theory of New Knowledge Production
are the different kinds of knowledge that are produced, the indicators
of progress, the characteristic methods, and the exemplar organizations?
(Published in Academy of Management Review in 2011)
Project Leader: Martin Kilduff
Necessity of Others – Mother of Invention
It has long been considered as fact that creativity is most evident when people are self-motivated (intrinsically) in their work. Looking at data from two organizations and supported by a laboratory study, we found that intrinsic motivation was much more effective when linked with a focus on others...more
Idea Flows – Mapping Innovation Identification
Do the CEO and the hourly employee judge creativity the same way? If not, corporate innovation programs asking employees to be creative may be doomed to failure. This research attempts to map how employees evaluate potentially creative new ideas within existing companies....more
Identifying Creativity at a Distance Contract Design for R&D Licensing
Creativity is a balance of novelty and usefulness. Yet how we evaluate ideas changes depending on how near or far we feel from the particular context. When people are close to a problem both novelty and usefulness of the solution are relevant....more