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The Management of Innovation$
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Tom Burns and G. M. Stalker

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780198288787

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288787.001.0001

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The Laboratory and the Workshop

The Laboratory and the Workshop

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(p.155) Chapter 8 The Laboratory and the Workshop
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The Management of Innovation
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TOM BURNS

G. M. STALKER

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288787.003.0008

This chapter discusses research and development in laboratories and ‘research departments’. Research and development refers to the use and cost of technical information as an industrial resource, as a factor in production. There is a good deal of confusion prevalent in industry about what kinds of activity are comprehended within ‘research and development’. This chapter attempts to clarify those kinds of activities involved by analyzing the research laboratories of different firms.

Keywords:   research laboratories, research departments, research and development

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