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
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  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: pp 19-23
  • Monograph Title: Management of research
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  • Accession Number: 00163610
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309022649
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1977 12:00AM