Evaluating Public Sector Research and Development


The need for evaluation of public sector research and development activity is critical in today's political environment to assist policymakers with resource allocation. Methodology for evaluating public sector research and development activity is described and illustrated by the author using in-depth case studies drawn from the research programs at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. These cases range from newly formed federal laboratory research initiatives to well-established research programs. Managerial and evaluative guidelines are enunciated.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Michael L. Marx
  • Albert N. Link
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1996


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