RESPONSE TO CHANGE: SOME CONSEQUENTIAL BENEFITS OF A PROGRAMME OR R&D FOR THE FISHING INDUSTRY
The immediate objectives of a programme of technical development on behalf of a particular sector of industry will probably be improvements in costs, earnings and operational flexibility. This was certainly the case when the White Fish Authority embarked on a programme of practical R&D for the fish industry some ten years ago. As internal and external circumstances have changed, the benefits of a comprehensive R&D effort in the field of vessel design and operation have become apparent in such fields as safety, manpower, education and training. One of the main benefits has probably been the improved ability of the Industry to anticipate and respond to change. When working on a co-operative industry-wide basis, R&D is not an activity that should be confined to narrow techno-economic and operational terms of reference. It can and should be so organized as to inform, if not inspire, planning decisions in the field of investment and national policy. This paper describes some features of the White Fish Authority's methods of managing and executing their task in the field of R&D.
- 45 Conference Papers presented at IMAS 73, London, 4-8 June 1973, organized by the Institute of Marine Engineers. This paper is available only in a set of 6 papers in Subject Group 2: "Ship Operation and Management: Ship and Propulsion Systems" at $10.00.
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- Eddie, G C
- Publication Date: 1973
- TRT Terms: Decision making; Industrial engineering; Management; Research management
- Old TRIS Terms: Management techniques; R and d priorities
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Marine Transportation; Research;
- Accession Number: 00048455
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Institute of Marine Engineers
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 14 1973 12:00AM