1st Edition

Project Management for Scholarly Researchers Systems, Innovation, and Technologies

By Adedeji B. Badiru Copyright 2023
    348 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book presents practical guidelines for university research and administration. It uses a project management framework within a systems perspective to provide strategies for planning, scheduling, allocating resources, tracking, reporting, and controlling university-based research projects and programs.

    Project Management for Scholarly Researchers: Systems, Innovation, and Technologies covers the technical and human aspects of research management. It discusses federal requirements and compliance issues, in addition to offering advice on proper research lab management and faculty mentoring. It explains the hierarchy of needs of researchers to help readers identify their own needs for their research enterprises.

    This book provides rigorous treatment and guidance for all engineering fields and related business disciplines, as well as all management and humanities fields.

    1. The Research Environment of Today 2. Lessons from COVID-19 Vaccine Rapid Development. 3. Systems View of Research. 4. General Project Management Process. 5. Research Work Breakdown Structure. 6. Research Foundation for the 14 Grand Challenges. 7. Cost Concepts In Research Management. 8. Research Work Planning. 9. Research Risk Analysis. 10. Research and Innovation Technology Transfer. 11. Managing Research and Innovation. 12. Learning Curves in Research Management. Appendix A: Research-oriented Academies of the World. Appendix B: Conversion Factors for Research Management.


    Adedeji Badiru is a Professor of Systems Engineering at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT). He is a registered professional engineer and a fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers as well as a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering. He has a BS degree in Industrial Engineering, MS in Mathematics, and MS in Industrial Engineering from Tennessee University, and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Central Florida. He is the author of several books and technical journal articles and has received several awards and recognitions for his accomplishments. His special skills, experience, and interests center on research mentoring of faculty and graduate students.