Management for Scientists

Robert B. Mellor
Kingston University, UK

Product Details
19 Mar 2019
Emerald Publishing Limited
232 pages - 152 x 229mm
Scientific progress - from creating better medicines to building better bridges or designing improved technology networks - can lead to intriguing business opportunities, but business expertise is not always a natural companion to scientific excellence. Scientists require a nuanced understanding of the modern business environment to successfully navigate the commercial world and maximise the economic potential of their ideas.

Management for Scientists explores the core theories and practices in management studies today in a context applicable to those working in the scientific industries. Essential business concepts covered include corporate strategy and business planning, organisation structure, management and operations, and labour and human resources, and these are all viewed through the prism of building, maintaining and developing a scientific business in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, engineering, maths, and computing sectors.

Chapters feature a range of real-world examples from modern science-driven businesses, presented by experienced scientists with demonstrated strategic and economic business expertise.
Foreword; David Mackintosh
Introduction; Robert B. Mellor
1. Economics, Monetary Theory and Fiscal Policy; Chiragh Desai
2. Theory of the Firm and the Law; Ken Morrison
3. Entrepreneurship; Robert B. Mellor
4. Organizational Structures for Tech Firms; Matthias G. Will
5. Strategy and Strategic Management; Chiragh Desai
6. Information and Knowledge Governance; Sandra Whittleston
7. Change Management: The Organization as a Micro-Macro-System; Matthias G. Will and Julia Mueller
8. Marketing for Scientists; Rahul Chawdhary
9. HR Theory and Employment Law; Ken Morrison
10. Intellectual Property Rights; Lee Chapman
11. Online Resources for Biologists; Jean-Christophe Nebel
12. Management in Life Sciences; Mehmet Tevfik Dorak
13. Agile Business Methods in Computing and Engineering; Islam Choudhury
Robert B. Mellor is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Kingston University, UK. He is the author of numerous books, both on computer programming and innovation and entrepreneurship. His most recent titles include Knowledge Management and Information Systems Strategy for Growing Organizations (2011), Entrepreneurship for Everyone (2008) and Achieving Enterprise: Teaching Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Business and Academia (2006).

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