Technology Commercialization

DEA and Related Analytical Methods for Evaluating the Use and Implementation of Technical Innovation

  • Sten A. Thore

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Prologue

    1. Sten A. Thore
      Pages 1-20
  3. Commercial Priorities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Sten A. Thore
      Pages 135-146
    3. T. Garcia Valderrama, T. L. C. M. Groot
      Pages 147-182
    4. Sten A. Thore
      Pages 183-196
  4. Environmental Concerns

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 385-409

About this book


Technology Commercialization: DEA and Related Analytical Methods for Evaluating The Use and Implementation of Technical Innovation examines both general Research & Development commercialization and targeted new product innovation. New product development is a major occupation of the technical sector of the global economy and is viewed in many ways as a means of economic stability for a business, an industry, and a country. The heart of the book is a detailing of the analytical methods-with special, but not exclusive emphasis on DEA methods-for evaluating and ranking the most promising R & D and technical innovation being developed. The sponsors of the research and development may involve universities, countries, industries, and corporations-all of these sources are covered in the book. In addition, the trade-off of environmental problems vis-à-vis new product development is discussed in a section of the book.

Sten Thore (editor and author) has woven together the chapter contributions by a strong group of international researchers into a book that has characteristics of both a monograph and a unified edited volume of well-written papers in DEA, technology evaluation, R&D, and environmental economics. Finally, the use of DEA as an evaluation method for product innovation is an important new development in the field of R&D commercialization.


Analysis development environment innovation optimization programming technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Sten A. Thore
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.IC2 InstituteThe University of TexasAustinUSA
  2. 2.Instituto Superior TécnicoLisbonPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5345-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-1001-7
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