The Smart Organization: Creating Value Through Strategic R&D
David Matheson, James E. MathesonISBN: 087584765X; 9780875847658;
Here is an experience-rich book on how companies can create value by becoming smart organizations. Based on research and consulting engagements with the world's largest R&D-intensive companies, it reveals how senior managers can dramatically improve the return on their companies' investment in R&D and technology. The Smart Organization brings new perspective to management decision making throughout the organization. It identifies the key practices that enable successful organizations to deliver a stream of winning products and services. Smart organizations, say the Mathesons, have internalized nine interlocking principles essential in creating corporate cultures that emphasize making the right strategic decisions at the right time. Theyuse best practices to support these decisions and sustain their success. These principles--among them, embracing uncertainty, disciplined decision making, and value creation culture--enable companies to make appropriate choices...