A NEW APPROACH TOWARD FORMULATING RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

CONCEPTS AND METHODS FOR STRUCTURING R&D EFFORTS IN HIGHWAY TRANSPORTATION ARE DISCUSSED, TOGETHER WITH TECHNIQUES FOR ESTABLISHING SHORT-AND LONG-RANGE DYNAMIC R&D PROGRAMS FOR THE PURPOSE OF GUIDING FUTURE R&D EFFORTS IN A SYSTEMATIC AND WELL-COORDINATED MANNER. A NEW R&D ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE IS PROPOSED BASED ON THE CONCEPT OF "MISSION-ORIENTED SYSTEMS APPROACH." A HIERARCHICAL STRUCTURE OF 3 LEVELS IS DEVELOPED IN TERMS OF STRATEGIC, TACTICAL, AND ACTION MODELS FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROGRAMMING R&D. THESE STRUCTURES ARE USED TO DEVELOP CONCEPTS AND METHODS FOR DEVELOPING DYNAMIC R&D PROGRAMS BASED ON R&D NEEDS AND RESOURCES. THESE PROGRAM TECHNIQUES ARE HELPFUL IN PROVIDING SYSTEMIZED PROCEDURES THAT WILL ULTIMATELY HELP GUIDE, COORDINATE, AND PROMOTE POSITIVELY DEFINED GOALS. /AUTHOR/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 25-36
  • Monograph Title: Research project design and program development
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  • Accession Number: 00200436
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1971 12:00AM