A guide for younger R&D chemists as to how they can quickly evolve skills built around three factors — people, knowledge and time. It covers the management of scientific personnel, management within a variety of R & D organizational structures, creating a climate of innovation, the management of projects including the time management and communication aspects of the job. As such, it teaches the vital managerial aspects of scientific jobs in industry, which are not taught at university, providing a deep and detailed insight into the intricacies of managing research.
The text is divided neatly into four sections:
* Harnessing the Human Resource
* Organising for an Innovative Environment
* Creativity and Innovation
* Project Management of Innovation
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, and thus has a profound first-hand view of staff, companies and organizations in and around the industry.
This third edition has been revised and updated to take into account global developments and recent changes in regulatory affairs.
Table of Contents
IntroductionSection 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 ManagerSection 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 EnvironmentSection 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
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