A basic model for evaluating R&D performance: theory and application in Italy
Author: Coccia, Mario
Source: R&D Management, Volume 31, Number 4, October 2001 , pp. 453-464(12)
Abstract:Nowadays the public R&D laboratories have a fundamental role in countries’ development, supporting businesses as they face the technological challenges in the turbulent world scenarios. Measuring the performance of R&D organisations is crucially important to decisions about the level and direction of public funding for research and development. This research considers the public laboratories like systems and develops a mathematical model based on the measurement of R&D activities with k‐indices. The score obtained from the research laboratories evaluation (relev) methodology synthesises in single value financial, scientific and technological aspects. It is an indicator, for R&D manager and policy maker, of performance in relation to other research organisations or in a time series. The method is an instrument of strategic planning and can be used for the improvement of individual activities and the overall performance of public R&D bodies.
Document Type: Original Article
Affiliations: Italian National Research Council, Institute for Economic Researches on Firms and Growth (Ceris–Cnr),Via Avogadro, 8, Torino, Italy
Publication date: October 2001