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Managing Technology Innovation

The Human Resource Management Perspective


Yunus Dauda

Technology in the world today has contributed to promote organisational competitiveness and national development. But most developing countries have not substantially benefited from science and technology, hence their underdevelopment and poverty. They could not harness and manage their scientific and technological innovations and use their human and material resources to meet basic needs of their people, reduce socio-economic inequalities, create employment opportunities and improve national security. The achievement of these is considered in this book to be dependent on provisions of conducive environments for effective human resource management for scientific and technological innovations. Human resource management concepts and practices were used to evolve frameworks and processes for the generation, acquisition, adoption, and transfer of technology, depending on the objectives of different countries and organisations.
Contents: Technology and Human Resource Innovation – Managing Technology Innovation – Human Resource and Technology Work System Management – Human Resource and Technology Change Management – Strategic Human Resource Innovation Management – Strategic Technology Innovation Management – Technological Innovation and Employee Relations – Technological Innovation and Human Resource Management – Research and Development (R & D) for Technology Innovation – Technology Innovation and Human Resource Performance Management – Team Building for Research and Development (R & D) Technology Innovation – Management of Research and Development (R & D) for Technology Innovation – Technology Innovation and National Development.