Research in the Wild: Making Research Work in Industry

How to do research in academia is well established.A You get grants to fund your group, attract students, publish papers, and pump out PhDs.A Depending on who you ask and how cynical they have become, the goals are some combination of impacting the field, educating students, and personal aggrandizement.

Research in industry is less established.A How to organize is not clear.A The purpose is not even well understood.A The business strategy behind forming a research group sometimes seems to be little more than a variant of the underpants gnomes’ plan.A Phase 1: Hire PhDs.A Phase 2: ?A Phase 3: Profit!

Generally, researchers in industry are supposed to yield some combination of long-term innovation, improving the sophistication of technology and product beyond simple and obvious solutions, and helping to attract talented and enthusiastic developers.

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Posted: August 14th, 2010
at 8:55pm by Koookiecrumbles


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