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Models and measures to evaluate the effectiveness of funds utilization for scientific research and development of advanced technologies

Jakub, Lengiewicz and Krzysztof, Turek and Jacek, Lewkowicz and Poul, Hjorth and Agnieszka, Kaszkowiak and Anna, Kortyka and Mariusz, Marczewski and John, Ockendon and Wojciech, Okrasinski and Zbigniew, Peradzynski and Piotr, Wojdyllo and Karolina, Wojtasik and Maciej, Zmuda (2011) Models and measures to evaluate the effectiveness of funds utilization for scientific research and development of advanced technologies. [Study Group Report]

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Abstract

The purpose of this report was to construct some alternative methods to estimate the effectiveness of investments in scientific research and development of advanced technologies, especially their long-term effects.

The Study Group decided to focus on the sub-problem of finding the relation between the spending on science and the quality of science itself. As a result, we have developed two independent methodologies. The most promising one is based on the theory of time-delay systems, which allows capturing effects of the time-lag between the use of funds and the results related to scientific work. Moreover, the methodology gives an opportunity to seek the optimal spending scenario that would fulfill some prescribed constraints (e.g. it would minimize costs and at the same time remain above a desired level of quality of science).

The second methodology is premised on Stochastic Frontier Analysis and it can be applied to determine the form of relation between the amount of financing and the results of scientific work. It offers considerable advantages for analyses of several forms of relation at once (production functions) and for a suitable choice of the best one.

Both methods are promising, however, additional work is necessary to apply them successfully to some real-life problems.

Item Type:Study Group Report
Problem Sectors:None/Other
Finance
Social
Study Groups:European Study Group with Industry > ESGI 77 (Warsaw, Poland, Sep 27-Oct 1, 2010)
ID Code:321
Deposited By:Dr Kamel Bentahar
Deposited On:31 May 2011 17:18
Last Modified:31 May 2011 17:18

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