Aligning Individual and Organizational R&D Goals for Self-Sustainability: Investigating Preferences of Researchers in Selected CSIR-Laboratories, India

Kumari, Beena and Sahney, Sangeeta and Madhukar, Anuradha (2021) Aligning Individual and Organizational R&D Goals for Self-Sustainability: Investigating Preferences of Researchers in Selected CSIR-Laboratories, India. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management .

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This paper intends to explore the measure for aligning the goals of researchers towards achieving organizational R&D targets. The paper also explores the significance and ordering of R&D outputs and the factors that influence generation of R&D outputs, from the perspective of researchers working in the Indian public sector organizations. Data was collected in five Indian R&D laboratories and Weighted Average Method; Spearman Correlation Coefficient and Rank Regression were utilized for the analysis. The findings indicated that various groups of researchers prefer to target different R&D outputs and not all the factors are considered as equally significant in influencing the generation of R&D outputs. Further, the R&D organization should include preferred real factors while policy making for achieving collaborative efforts towards fulfilling organizational objectives. The set of selected R&D outputs and influencing factors were also ordered according to the average rankings given by the researchers. The findings can help R&D managers to identify the expectations of the researchers and include their preferences in R&D Planning. The study could be extended to a larger dataset of researchers working in other government as well as private R&D organizations. Hardly any studies were found that explored the preferences of researchers with respect to R&D outputs and influencing factors with respect to the Indian public sector R&D laboratories. Author Accepted Manuscript (AAM) Version License Emerald allows authors to deposit their AAM under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial International Licence 4.0 (CC BY-NC 4.0). To do this, the deposit must clearly state that the AAM is deposited under this licence and that any reuse is allowed in accordance with the terms outlined by the licence. To reuse the AAM for commercial purposes, permission should be sought by contacting For the sake of clarity, commercial usage would be considered as, but not limited to: o Copying or downloading AAMs for further distribution for a fee; o Any use of the AAM in conjunction with advertising; o Any use of the AAM by for promotional purposes by for-profit organisations; o Any use that would confer monetary reward, commercial gain or commercial exploitation. Final Published Version is available at: DOI (10.1108/IJPPM-12-2019-0556) Citation Kumari, B., Sahney, S. and Madhukar, A. (2021), "Aligning individual and organizational R&D goals for self-sustainability: investigating preferences of researchers in selected CSIR laboratories, India", International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:Public funded R&D, Self-sustainability, Man-days Involvement[a], Productivity Factors, R&D Outputs Ranking, Productivity Determinants, R&D Productivity Model
Divisions:Business Development and Monitoring
ID Code:8290
Deposited By:Beena Kumari
Deposited On:04 Feb 2021 11:59
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