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Title: R&D to operations transition management
Authors: Brah, S.A. 
Hunsucker, J.L.
Keywords: Air transport
Operations management
Organizational change
Issue Date: 2000
Citation: Brah, S.A.,Hunsucker, J.L. (2000). R&D to operations transition management. International Journal of Operations and Production Management 20 (1) : 31-49. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This paper outlines some strategic considerations in the transition of an organization from essentially a research and development or design environment to an operational or production environment. We propose a transition life cycle model that is in agreement trilh the existing life cycle models. The building blocks of the research are the results of an extensive literature search and a series of industrial interviews. The desired expectation of this effort was to find methods for moving NASA 's space shuttle program into an era of routine, timely operations. Proposes utilizing some existing concepts of change for achieving a smooth transformation under various levels of technical, political, cultural, managerial and economic uncertainties. Recommends an initial planning stage folloii'cd by various possible courses of actions and considerations for the transition. We hope that the framework presented in this paper will serve the individuals and organizations considering a major transition, especially those from a research and development to an operational one. © MCB University Press.
Source Title: International Journal of Operations and Production Management
ISSN: 01443577
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