THE RESEARCHER AND THE MANAGER: A DIALECTIC OF IMPLEMENTATION,
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
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The purpose of this paper is to review various opinions and differences of opinion which have been expressed concerning that aspect of research referred to as implementation. The term implementation is used to refer to the manner in which the results of scientific effort may come to be used by the manager. The problem of implementation is the problem of determining what activities of the scientist and the manager are most appropriate to bring about an effective relationship between the two. The ex amination of what operations researchers and social scientists have had to say about the relationship between manager and scientist has yielded four rather distinct ideas. We call these four concepts the separate-function position, the communication position, the persuasion position, and the mutual understanding position.