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Public Accountability : Evaluating Technology-Based Institutions - Albert N. Link

Public Accountability

Evaluating Technology-Based Institutions

Hardcover Published: 31st October 1998
ISBN: 9780792383123
Number Of Pages: 167

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Public Accountability: Evaluating Technology-Based Institutions presents guidelines for evaluating the research performance of technology-based public institutions, and illustrates these guidelines through case studies conducted at one technology-based public institution, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The aim of this book is to demonstrate that a clear, more precise response to the question of performance accountability is possible through the systematic application of evaluation methods to document value. The authors begin with a review of the legislative history of fiscal accountability beginning with the Budget and Accounting Act of 1921, and ending with the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993. A discussion of existing applicable economic models, methods, and associated metrics follows. The book concludes with evaluation case studies.

List of Tables
Introduction: Why Evaluate Public Institutions
Public Policies Toward Public Accountability
Economic Models Applicable to Institutional Evaluation
Performance Evaluation Metrics
Case Studies: An Overview
Optical Detector Calibration Program
Thermocouple Calibration Program
Software Error Compensation Research
Ceramic Phase Diagram Program
Alternative Refrigerant Research Program
Spectral Irradiance Standards
Printed Wiring Board Research Joint Venture
Flat Panel Display Joint Venture
Toward Best Practices in Performance Evaluation
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780792383123
ISBN-10: 0792383125
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 167
Published: 31st October 1998
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.97