EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION: A SYSTEM OR PERSUASIVE LANGUAGE?
The author emphasizes that state highway agencies must be organized specifically to accommodate a persistent innovations effort and that it is vital that an innovations group not be considered identical with a research group or a research effort. The following topics discussed include organizing an innovation effort; problems associated with establishing a positive innovations effort, including the attitudes of top management, contract research, and the lack of a closed loop; and lastly, the attitudes and policy of the Virginia Highway Research Council are cited as examples of an agency which is both enlightened and progressive, and which plays a positive role in upgrading the technology employed in highway design and construction.
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- Dillard, Jack H
- 52nd Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board
- Location: Washington District of Columbia, United States
- Date: 1973-1-22 to 1973-1-26
- Publication Date: 1973
- Media Type: Digital/other
- Pagination: pp 19-23
- Monograph Title: Management of research
- Highway Research Record
- Issue Number: 478
- Publisher: Highway Research Board
- TRT Terms: Implementation; Innovation; Management; Research; Transportation; Transportation operations
- Old TRIS Terms: Transportation administration; Transportation research
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Research; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00163610
- Record Type: Publication
- ISBN: 0309022649
- Files: TRIS, TRB
- Created Date: Oct 13 1977 12:00AM