Course title
8M104600
Management of Research and Development

kunii hideko
Class name
R&D Management
Keywords
  • R&D process
  • Innovation
  • Valley of death
  • Technology strategy
  • Industrie 4.0
Course description
Since there are rapid dramatic changes in today's business world such as evolution of ICT and globalization of economy, innovation to create new values for customers is indispensable for the growth of Japanese economy. Although research and development carry an important mission to realize this objective, it has often existed a big issue of a valley of death between research and development (R&D) and business. In the coming era of reform, a key factor of success is reforms to establish concurrent process of R&D together with collaboration with stakeholders including those with customers. Also increased is the importance of strategies of human resources and formation of an eco-system for collaboration among industries, academia and government. You will be explained and we will discuss such issues and the measures related R&D management with examples.
Purpose of class
The industries where evolution of ICT and globalization are progressing rapidly, today's research and technology development have to be changed to facilitate novel methods different from the current traditional ones. In this course, having understood such new environments, you will study the principles and practice of research and technology development management. Particularly, you will obtain the competence for practice by discussing the meaning and procedures of open innovation by examples.
Goals and objectives
  1. You will be able to discuss issues regarding research development and technology development with good understanding of the today's needs.
  2. You will be able to understand technology strategies and talent management to promote innovation and to realize the measures.
  3. You will be able to discuss collaborations among industries, universities and government for open innovation and globalization.
  4. You will be able to understand the meanings of IT such as IoT, Big Data and Industrie 4.0 from the viewpoint of business and to discuss the issues of the IT related reforms.
Language
Japanese
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. The first half part provides a guidance of the coverage, goals and policies of class management of this course. The second half part provides a summary of R&D management. Read the 1st chapter of the reference book 1. 45minutes
2. The lecturer will explain general processes and organizations of R&D and introduce the latest issues and examples. Read the 2nd and 3rd chapter of the reference book 1. 120minutes
3. We will have group discussions on the issues such as the valley of death that has been a world-wide big problem since 1980's and then each group will give a presentation based on the discussions of the group. List examples pf the valley of death in the field of your interest and study the cause and measures to solve the issue. 45minutes
4. The lecturer will discuss a classification of research organizations including private, public and universities and funding types. Study the issues in the R&D organization of your interest to satisfy the needs in the era of changes of high speed. 60minutes
5. The lecturer will discuss about the issues of management in research organizations and HR strategies. Read Part 2 of the reference book 2.参 120minutes
6. The lecturer will introduce examples of management of advanced research organization and technology development organization with examples. Investigate the R&D management of Google. 30minutes
7. The students will present and discuss their midterm report on the issues and their measures of management of research organization to promote and accelerate innovation. <Midterm report>
Summarize the issues and measures of organization management to promote innovation.
210minutes
8. The lecturer will explain and discuss, with examples, an eco-system for collaboration among industries, universities and governments to promote innovation. Investigate examples of collaboration among industries, universities and governments. 60minutes
9. The students will have a group discussion and give a presentation on how to implement collaboration among industries, universities and governments for domestic private sections. Study the issues of collaboration among industries, universities and governments in Japan. 45minutes
10. The lecturer will explain R&D organizations in global companies and introduce some advanced examples. Investigate R&D organizations in global companies. 45minutes
11. The students will have a group discussion and give a presentation on global R&D environments in private companies. Investigate global R&D organizations in Japanese companies. 60minutes
12. The lecturer will explain and discuss about how to make R&D strategies to promote innovation. Read Part 3 of the reference book 2. 120minutes
13. The students will have a group discussion and give a presentation on the features and issues on R&D management with examples in their own industry field. Investigate the features of R&D management in your field. 60minutes
14. The students will have a group discussion and give a presentation on their plan or idea to establish a new research institute or technology division for the promotion of innovation. Study and plan to establish a new research institute or technology division for the promotion of innovation. 30minutes
15. The students present and discuss their final reports:
Identify the issues to promote global open innovation in order to be a world class player in the industry and propose measures to overcome the issues
Study and make a final report :
Identify the issues to promote global open innovation in order to be a world class player in the industry and propose measures to overcome the issues
300minutes
Total. - - 1350minutes
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

discussions in classes and small report midterm presentation final report Total.
1. 10% 10% 10% 30%
2. 5% 15% 30% 50%
3. 5% 5% 10%
4. 5% 5% 10%
Total. 25% 25% 50% -
Evaluation method and criteria
discussions in classes and short reports 25%, midterm presentation 25%, final report50%
Textbooks and reference materials
Materials will be handed out in classes.
Ref. 1「イノベーションと研究開発の戦略」、玄場公規著、戦略研究学会編、芙蓉書房出版、Ref.2「テクノロジストの条件ーものづくりが文明をつくる」、P.F.ドラッカー著、ダイヤモンド社
Prerequisites
None
Course objectives
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • After class
    e-mail
Relation to the environment
Non-environment-related course
Regionally-oriented
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates a basic problem-solving skills
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
Active-learning course
About half of the classes are interactive
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