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Evaluating performance of public–private research collaborations: A DEA analysis

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The issue of intellectual capital and its measurement is investigated in this paper. We provide an overview of how a data envelopment analysis (DEA) approach was used to investigate some characteristics of performance for joint intersectoral research and development collaboration projects, with a specific emphasis of use of intellectual property (ie, patents) as one of the outcomes of these collaborations. Some knowledge-based factors are investigated in this paper to determine if there is a relationship between these factors and research partnership performance. Of particular focus in this paper, and focusing on the special issue topic, is whether knowledge management and knowledge goals play a role in whether these collaborations perform better or worse. The study is based on empirical data from a programme of technological policy existing in Spain, known as the Concerted Projects.

Journal of the Operational Research Society (2003) 54, 165–174. doi:10.1057/palgrave.jors.2601524
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Document Type: Original Article

Affiliations: 1: Instituto de Empresa, María de Molina, Madrid, Spain 2: Graduate School of Management, Clark University, Worcester, MA, USA 3: Universiad Carlos III, Madrid, Spain

Publication date: 01 February 2003

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