A longitudinal study of communication in research: Technical and managerial influences

@article{Taylor1975ALS,
  title={A longitudinal study of communication in research: Technical and managerial influences},
  author={Richard L. Taylor and James M. Utterback},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management},
  year={1975},
  volume={EM-22},
  pages={80-87}
}
A number of variables were examined with respect to technical communication patterns in a research and development laboratory in the authors' initial investigation. Observed changes in technical assignment and administrative control were noted in three of the groups studied. Generally, the immediate response of a group of engineers to administrative change was to retain the communication patterns prior to the change. Changed technical missions resulted in less communication for a change group… CONTINUE READING

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