Contestability and Contested Stability: Life and Times of CSIRO's New Zealand Cousins, the Crown Research Institutes
Davenport, Sally, Bibby, David, Innovation : Management, Policy & Practice
The progress of the Crown Research Institutes (CRIs) since their formation in 1992 from the dismantling of the centralised Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) is charted. Particular attention is paid to the funding environment, characterised by the concept of contestability, in which the CRIs have operated. In recent years, the CRIs have lobbied for more funding stability arguing that contestability has resulted in fickle funding decisions, eroding their ability to plan for the long-term and build human capital. Certainly recent changes in policy reflect a greater concern with CRI capability. When the Government moved to increase the amount of core …
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Publication information: Article title: Contestability and Contested Stability: Life and Times of CSIRO's New Zealand Cousins, the Crown Research Institutes. Contributors: Davenport, Sally - Author, Bibby, David - Author. Journal title: Innovation : Management, Policy & Practice. Volume: 9. Issue: 2 Publication date: September 2007. Page number: 181+. © eContent Management Pty Ltd Apr 2010. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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