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Evaluating R&D Impacts : Methods and Practice - Barry Bozeman

Evaluating R&D Impacts

Methods and Practice

By: Barry Bozeman (Editor), Julia Melkers (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th April 1993
ISBN: 9780792393252
Number Of Pages: 304

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A critical issue in research and development (R&D) management is the structure and use of evaluative efforts for R&D programs. The book introduces the different methods that may be used in R&D evaluation and then illustrates these methods by describing actual evaluation in practice using those methods.
The book is divided into two sections. The first section provides an introduction and details on several popular methodologies used in the evaluation of research and development activities. The second half of the book focuses on evaluation in practice and is comprised of several chapters offering the perspectives of individuals in different types of organizations. The book concludes with an annotated bibliography of selected R&D evaluation literature, focusing on post-1985 literature, on research evaluation.

Preface
Evaluation Methods
Methods for Evaluating the Return on RandD Investmentsp. 1
The Use of Case Studies in RandD Impact Evaluationsp. 17
Bibliometrics as a Tool for Analysis of RandD Impactsp. 43
Co-Word Analysisp. 63
Peer Review and Evaluation of RandD Impactsp. 79
Patents and the Evaluation of RandDp. 99
Operations Research Contributions to Evaluation of RandD Projectsp. 123
Evaluation in Practice
Evaluating Federal RandD in Canadap. 155
Evaluating Federal RandD in the United Statesp. 163
Use of Quantitative Methods to Support Research Decisions in Business and Governmentp. 179
Evaluating the Industrial Relevance of Public RandD Laboratoriesp. 207
U.S. Evaluation of Strategic Research: Closing the Gap With Europe and Japanp. 229
The Temporal Dimension of RandD Evaluation: Incorporating Spin-Off Benefitsp. 245
Criteria for Evaluating Research Projects and Portfoliosp. 263
Annotated Bibliography on Evaluation of Research, 1985-1990p. 279
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ISBN: 9780792393252
ISBN-10: 0792393252
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 30th April 1993
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.39
Edition Type: Annotated