Learning from Science and Technology Policy Evaluation: Experiences from the United States and Europe

Learning from Science and Technology Policy Evaluation: Experiences from the United States and Europe

By: Stefan Kuhlmann (editor), Philip Shapira (editor)Hardback

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This work presents US and European experiences and insights on the evaluation of policies and programs to foster research, innovation and technology (RIT). In recent years, policymakers have promoted RIT policies to accelerate scientific and technological development in emerging fields, encourage new patterns of research collaboration and commercialization and enhance national and regional economic competitiveness. At the same time, budgetary pressures and new public management approaches have strengthened demands for RIT performance measurement and evaluation. The contributors analyse and contrast the need and demand for RIT performance measurement and evaluation within the US and European innovation and policy making systems. They assess current US and European RIT evaluation practices and methods in key areas, discuss applications of new evaluative approaches and consider strategies that could lead to improvements in RIT evaluation design and policies.

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Emerging paradigms for evaluating research, innovation and technology policies in the US and Europe, Stefan Kuhlmann, Philip Shapira; the academic policy analyst as reporter - the who, what, and how of evaluating technology programs, Irwin Feller; societal challenges for R&D evaluations, Arie Rip; frameworks for evaluating science and technology policies in the US, Susan Cozzens; evaluation of research and innovation policy in Europe - new policies, new frameworks?, Luke Georghiou; the expanding role of peer review processes in the US, David Guston; the evaluation of university research in the UK, the Netherlands, Germany and Austria, David Campbell; challenges for the evaluation of complex research programmes, Terttu Lukkonen; evaluation of the BRITE/EURAM program, Laurent Bach, Marc-Jacques Ledoux, Mireille Matt; assessing the RTD program portfolios in the European Union, Ken Guy; factors affecting technology transfer in industry - US federal laboratory partnerships, James Dietz; benchmarking university-industry relationships - a user-centered evaluation approach, Louis Tornatsky; evaluation of regional innovation policies in Europe, Patries Boekholt; evaluating industrial extension services in the US, experiences and insights, Phillip Shapira; evaluating the impacts of grants on women scientists' careers - the curriculum vitae as a tool for research assessment, Elizabeth Corley, Barry Bozeman, Monica Gaughan; recognizing the competing values in science and technology organizations - implications for evaluation, Gretchen Jordan, Devon Streit; real options for evaluating public sector R&D investments, Nicholas Vonortas, Mat Lackey; evaluation as a source of "strategic intelligence", Stefan Kuhlmann.

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  • publication date: 29/10/2003
  • ISBN13: 9781840648751
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 400
  • ID: 9781840648751
  • weight: 751
  • ISBN10: 1840648759

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