Processes in R&D Collaboration

Sanne Bor, Kees Boersma

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This paper examines the process leading to a formalised co-operation. A comparative case study of Research and Development (R&D) collaborations illustrates how, during the process of formalising, the creation of shared understanding of the co-operation is supported or hindered. When participants are involved in setting goals, writing work plans, and creating the rules for the co-operation, each participant will have a better understanding of their relationship with others, their own role and responsibility and those of the others. In this study, the authors identify five possible factors that encourage or discourage the partners to use the process of formalising for the purpose of sensemaking.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Project Management Techniques and Innovations in Information Technology
Editors John Wang
Number of pages13
Place of PublicationHershey, PA
PublisherIGI Global
Publication date2012
ISBN (Print)9781466609303
ISBN (Electronic)9781466609310
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter


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