Numerous examples from practice illustrate the issues that are discussed.
The book is of interest to anyone concerned with the exploitation of technological innovations: managing directors of technology-based enterprises, professors and students of Business Administration, politicians and policy makers involved in R&D subsidies, professors at technical universities and industrial scientists.
In particular, engineers in a stage of transitions in their career from purely technical functions towards managerial positions like project manager, department head or director of an R&D laboratory can benefit from reading this book.
The managerial concepts discussed in this book are also of interest to managers of complex building projects or urban development processes which are characterized by the same uncertainty and unpredictability as ambitious industrial R&D projects.
‘This is a book that lives up to its title’
– Albert Richards (R&D Management 27-2, 1997)