Analysis of Opportunities and Challenges for R&D Management and the Role of the R&D Society for its Improvement – A Case Study in Iran
Nader Ale Ebrahim
University of Malaya - Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture, Faculty of Engineering
Reza R. Tavakkoli-Moghaddam
Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tehran
The Society of Iranian Industries & Mines - Research & Development Centers
affiliation not provided to SSRN
July 5, 2006
The R&D Management Conference, Newby Bridge, Cumbria, UK, 2006
Research and Development (R&D) management in Iran is faced to many barriers and obstacles, in which R&D units are considered as the basic core of the product development and innovation. Due to structural shortcomings, a great number of organizations and industries have not been able to find their actual status.
There are about different 1141 R&D units with a dispersion pattern in Iran. This paper considers and analyzes the R&D case study in one of the provinces located in the north part of Iran in order to enhance the potential R&D activities in respect with the industrialized areas and zones. In this province, there are about 2504 industrial units of which there are only 44 R&D units certified by the state government. However, there are limit numbers of these R&D units that are extensively active. This paper also addresses the current status in respect with the R&D activities to find out why there is a lack and depression of these activities in the industrial units. By considering the opportunity and challenges of these R&D units, there is a need to change these units to be active in order to quickly respond the market and demand requirements. Finally, a few alternative solutions and improvement plans are proposed, in which the Iranian R&D Society is responsible for supporting and succeeding these action plans towards the organization goals.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 7
JEL Classification: L1, L11, L7, Q32, Q31, M11, M12, M1, M54, O1, O3, O32, P24, P42, P23, L17Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: April 8, 2011
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