Public Goods, Public Gains: Calculating the Social Benefits of Public RandD

24 janvier 2011|
Public Goods, Public Gains: Calculating the Social Benefits of Public RandD de Albert N. Link
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In Public Goods, Public Gains, Link and Scott discuss the systematic application of alternative evaluation methods to estimate the social benefits of publicly-financed research and development (RandD). The authors argue that economic theory should be the guiding criterion for any method of program evaluation because it focuses attention on the value and the opportunity costs of the program. The evaluation methods discussed and illustrated are both economics and, for comparison, non-economics based. The book is motivated by four foundation chapters that discuss government''s role in innovation from the perspective of economic theory, review public accountability issues from both a constitutional and an historical perspective, overview systematic approaches to program evaluation, and describe the evaluation metrics typically used. Four case studies illustrate the four alternative evaluation approached discussed. These case studies are for the U.S. Advanced Technology Program''s intramural research awards program, the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology''s research on wavelength references for optical fiber communications, the U.S. Malcolm Balridge National Quality Award, and the Advanced Technology Program''s focused program on the integration of manufacturing applications.
Albert N. Link is Professor of Economics at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His research focuses on innovation policy, academic entrepreneurship, and the economics of RandD. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Technology Transfer. Professor Link is serving as the vice-chairperson of the Innovation and Competiti...
Titre :Public Goods, Public Gains: Calculating the Social Benefits of Public RandD
Format :Couverture rigide
Dimensions de l'article :176 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 0.98 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :176 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 0.98 po
Publié le :24 janvier 2011
Publié par :OUP
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9780199729685

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