Evaluating R&D Impacts: Methods and Practice

  • Barry Bozeman
  • Julia Melkers

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Evaluation Methods

    1. Ronald N. Kostoff
      Pages 63-78
    2. Barry Bozeman
      Pages 79-98
    3. Maria Papadakis
      Pages 99-121
  3. Evaluation in Practice

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 301-304

About this book


A critical issue in research and development (R&D) management is the structure and use of evaluative efforts for R&D programs. The book introduces the different methods that may be used in R&D evaluation and then illustrates these methods by describing actual evaluation in practice using those methods.
The book is divided into two sections. The first section provides an introduction and details on several popular methodologies used in the evaluation of research and development activities. The second half of the book focuses on evaluation in practice and is comprised of several chapters offering the perspectives of individuals in different types of organizations. The book concludes with an annotated bibliography of selected R&D evaluation literature, focusing on post-1985 literature, on research evaluation.


evaluation management operations research research & development (R&D)

Editors and affiliations

  • Barry Bozeman
    • 1
  • Julia Melkers
    • 2
  1. 1.Syracuse UniversitySyracuseUSA
  2. 2.University of Alaska SoutheastSyracuseUSA

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