Creating and Justifying Research and Development Value: Scope, Scale, Skill and Social Networking of R&D

15 Pages Posted: 25 May 2003

See all articles by Aard J. Groen

Aard J. Groen

Universiteit Twente

Petra C. de Weerd-Nederhof

Universiteit Twente

I.C. Kerssens-van Drongelen

University of Twente - Department of Technology and Management

Rob A. J. Badoux

Gastransport Services

Gerard P. H. Olthuis

Retired

Abstract

In this paper we describe a framework for analysing the creation and justification of Research & Development. The 4S framework is developed for analysing the scope, scale, skills and social network aspects of Research & Development value. The framework is based on social system theory, a process contingency model, and recent Research & Development metrics. ?We present a first empirical assessment based on a workshop using the 4S framework for leveraging Research & Development. Results that assist in the assessment of value creation utilising R & D within networks are very relevant in high tech industries. The multi┬┐dimensional process approach of this framework seems promising for understanding and managing R&D value creation, but needs further operationalisation. Case studies are described and a Dutch network on leveraging R&D has been initiated.

Suggested Citation

Groen, Aard J. and de Weerd-Nederhof, Petra C. and Kerssens-van Drongelen, Inge C. and Badoux, Rob A. J. and Olthuis, Gerard P. H., Creating and Justifying Research and Development Value: Scope, Scale, Skill and Social Networking of R&D. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=330022

Aard J. Groen (Contact Author)

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Petra C. De Weerd-Nederhof

Universiteit Twente ( email )

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Netherlands

Inge C. Kerssens-van Drongelen

University of Twente - Department of Technology and Management ( email )

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Netherlands
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Rob A. J. Badoux

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