This book develops and illustrates a comprehensive, multi-level framework for the evaluation of industrial research and development (R&D) activities and the measurement of their performance. The framework encompasses a set of hierarchical, interrelated levels at which R&D evaluation and performance measurement could be undertaken.
This enlightening book focuses on the single industrial firm to study performance measurement of R&D functions, projects and individual researchers or engineers. It also addresses R&D evaluation from the point of view of financial markets, with a focus on the relationship between R&D investments and the value of the traded firm. The book broadens tin scope to study the role of technology platforms as R&D coordination mechanisms and also looks at the evaluation of R&D policies.
This book will be warmly welcomed by researchers and postgraduate students in disciplines concerned with innovation management, technology policy, and finance who wish to gain an updated overview of R&D evaluation and performance measurement as well as exploring different units of analysis.
Vittorio Chiesa, Full Professor of R&D Strategy and Organisation and Federico Frattini, Assistant Professor, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Contents: Introduction Part I: Firm 1. R&D Function by F. Frattini, V. Lazzarotti and R. Manzini 2. R&D Projects by F. Frattini and D. Chiaroni 3. R&D People by A. Di Minin and A. Piccaluga Part II: Financial Markets 4. R&D and Financial Investors by A. Grandi, B.H. Hall and R. Oriani 5. R&D Information by S. Morricone and R. Oriani Part III: Innovation System 6. Technology Platform by M. Calderini, D. Moncalvo and G. Scellato 7. R&D Policy by G. Catalano and P. Landoni References Index