Research and Development Management in the Chemical and Pharmaceutical, 2nd, Completely Revised and Extended Edition
This book is designed to help guide younger R & D chemists to ways in which they can quickly evolve skills which are built around three factors—people, knowledge and time. It covers the management of scientific personnel, management within a variety of R & D organisational structures, creating a climate of innovation, the management of projects including the time management and communication aspects of the job.
The author, Peter Bamfield, is now working as a consultant. Due to his long experience in the chemical industry, he was elected President of the Royal Society of Chemistry's Industrial Affairs Division.
This second edition of the book has been revised and updated to take recent global developments and restructuring in the chemical industry into account, as well as the rising importance of information technology in management.
Section A: Harnessing the Human Resource
Building the Scientific Skills Base of the Group
Developing the People who form the Skills Base
The R&D Team Manager
Section B: Organising for an Innovative Environment
The Structural Components of an R&D Organization
The Provision of the Appropriate Support
A financially Sound, Healthy, Safe and Quality Environment
Section C: Creativity and Innovation
Creativity and the Nurturing of Information
The Protection of Intellectual Property
The Exploitation of Opportunities
Section D: Project Management of Innovation
The Selection and Evaluation of R & D Targets
The Innovation Chain
The Project Management Skills