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Title: Autonomy and persistence in industrial research: The dilemma revisited
Authors: Debackere, Koenraad
Clarysse, B
Rappa, MA
Issue Date: 1995
Publisher: Academy of Management
Host Document: Proceedings - Academy of Management pages:417-421
Conference: 55th Annual Meeting of the Academy-of-Management location:Vancouver, Canada date:06-09 August 1995
Abstract: A study examines the autonomy and the persistence of industrial researchers in the choice and the pursuit of their research agenda. Using empirical data on 288 industrial researchers, the study investigates the influence of various co-variates on the degrees of strategic and operational autonomy experienced by the study participants. Going beyond age and task type as explanatory variables, both education and specialization exert a significant influence on the levels of autonomy attained by R&D professionals. These findings highlight the problematic nature of the autonomy in industrial R&D
Description: Best Papers Proceedings 1995
ISSN: 0065-0668
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IC
Appears in Collections:Department of Managerial Economics, Strategy and Innovation (MSI), Leuven

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