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2019, vol. 5, iss. 3, pp. 38-52
Analysis of the project manager's role in the research and development projects
University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Economy, Subotica

emailivanajolovic@uns.ac.rs, bobera@ef.uns.ac.rs
Keywords: project manager; managerial roles; R&D projects; R&D project management
Abstract
The modern economy is characterized by numerous and almost daily technological innovations and changes in the sphere of communication, organization, and control. These changes often are the result of many years of research and development activities of certain individuals or organizations. At the organizational level, the aforementioned activities are integrated into projects in which the available financial, physical and human resources are engaged. The success of R&D projects mostly will depend on the performance of the managers who head them - project managers. They should: provide conditions for undisturbed research, take care of the project team and their interpersonal relationships, and at the same time pay attention to the financial and project timelines. Their task, therefore, is not easy at all. The aim of the research is to analyze the roles that project managers have in managing R&D projects. The research methodology included: a descriptive method and content analysis of available literature of reputed domestic and international authors in the field of project management. The research has confirmed the assumption that project managers have a crucial and multifunctional role in the management of R&D projects.
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article language: Serbian
document type: Review Paper
DOI: 10.5937/Oditor1903038J
published in SCIndeks: 14/12/2019
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