Title: Study of the management of publicly supported R&D projects, considering the essential meanings of success factors

Authors: Akira Yamazaki; Kazunari Matsushima; Ken-ichiro Mizuno; Yoshihiro Kudo

Addresses: Department of Risk Science in Finance and Management, Faculty of Social Systems Science, Chiba Institute of Technology, 17-1 Tsudanuma 2-chome, Narashino, Chiba 275-0016, Japan ' Institute of Socio-Arts and Sciences, University of Tokushima, 1-1 Minami-josanjima-cho, Tokushima-shi, Tokushima 770-8502, Japan ' Japan Environmental Safety Corporation, 7-17, Shiba 1-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0014, Japan ' New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, 19F Muza Kawasaki Building, 1310, Omiya-cho, Saiwai-ku, Kawasaki-city, Kanagawa 212-8554, Japan

Abstract: The management of leading R&D projects into success is extremely important. In a system to publicly support R&D projects of private companies, not only adequate project management but also proper programme management, considering success factors, is highly required. Here, the factors determining the success or failure of R&D projects are thought to be related to various parameters. For R&D projects supported by public funds in particular, it has been difficult to clarify what makes R&D projects successful, because such projects were caught in the idea that they must naturally succeed. In this study, surveys and interviews were conducted for past publicly supported projects, and success factors were extracted. After streamlining the success factors together with further examination of each of them, proper programme management as well as project management was suggested for a system to support R&D projects.

Keywords: project management; programme management; R&D projects; public support; public institution; success factors; private companies; selection; process management; risk management; research and development.

DOI: 10.1504/AJMSA.2014.063382

Asian Journal of Management Science and Applications, 2014 Vol.1 No.2, pp.176 - 188

Received: 28 Nov 2012
Accepted: 23 Apr 2013

Published online: 30 Jul 2014 *

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