Disseminating research in management of technology: journals and authors
This paper describes part of a study into the emergence and evolution of the management of research and development (R&D), innovation and technology as a subject in its own right. It deals with communicating research in this area via the relevant journals. The first part of this paper describes the history and development of the bulk of the relevant journals. The second part focuses on the extent and frequency of author participation and the author affiliation in the journals described in the first part of the paper. Computing the number of author entries in these journals for the years 1954–2003 demonstrates the substantial increase in publication over this period. The analysis also examines the affiliation of authors by dividing the sample into academic and non-academic. Finally, the study then sets out to identify those who make up the ‘community’ on the basis of publication in these journals over the period 1954–2003. The importance of the study is not only as an historical record but also to act as a guide to practicing R&D managers on which journals would best meet their needs.
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