Research about Relation of Working Ways and R&D Management Effected by Technology Innovation
In the face of increasing impact of technological innovation on the R&D way is managed and organized, there is a notable lack of research on the mechanisms of such change. The paper links insights from IT and organizational literature on the study of information and communication technology innovations in organizations with R&D Management research deriving three main suggestions for new research approaches: Firstly, the epistemological positioning of the research should take into account the dynamic structure or co-evolution between technology, ways of working and organizational change; secondly, the object of analysis should be structured “vertically” with multi-level analysis of technology, working routines, project processes and organizational aspects. These levels of analysis should thirdly be organized around experiments for the study of innovation. The arguments are illustrated through a case study for a research design that can potentially contribute to understanding the relationship between technological innovation and changes in R&D management..
Zhu Zhilin & Patrick Wang
G. Xia "Research about Relation of Working Ways and R&D Management Effected by Technology Innovation", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 40-41, pp. 881-886, 2011