Return on Investment or How Not to Pay Commercial Licenses for Your Own Technology
Culver presents an interesting perspective on performance measurement and the evaluation of intellectual property and research in general. It deals with the common issue of getting the best knowledge that science and social science can produce into the public forum for informed, enlightened debate when dealing with the issues of the day, and for use in promoting the social and economic well-being of Canadians. A practical example of this would be the transformation of primary research on fish nutrition and diet experiments conducted under the auspices of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Aquaculture Collaborative Research and Development Program (a public good program) and the need for industry confidentiality to secure a market for the new product.
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