This case describes an audit of an international R and D department of a large international specialty chemicals company. The productivity of R&D has gone down dramatically and the audit reveals problems in several areas: mission of R&D, product portfolio, communication, integration with other functions and leadership.
This case can be used as an introduction to a lecture on R and D Management for an audience of general managers.
- R&D MANAGEMENT
- COMMUNICATION IN R and D
- PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT IN R and D
- LABORATORY MANAGEMENT
- INTERNATIONAL R&D