Assessing the Value of Research in the Chemical Sciences

Assessing the Value of Research in the Chemical Sciences

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This book captures the messages from a workshop that brought together research managers from government, industry, and academia to review and discuss the mechanisms that have been proposed or used to assess the value of chemical research. The workshop focused on the assessment procedures that have been or will be established within the various organizations that carry out or fund research activities, with particular attention to the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA). The book presents approaches and ideas from leaders in each area that were intended to identify new and useful ways of assessing the value and potential impact of research activities.The companya#39;s executives needed objective methods to guide their resource allocation decisions. ... How much should DuPont pay for a company that made a commodity product in plants that were on average 10 years old versus a company ... Before he became secretary of defense in the Kennedy Administration in 1961, he served as the president of the Ford Motor Company, where he had built aanbsp;...

Title:Assessing the Value of Research in the Chemical Sciences
Author:Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, Chemical Sciences Roundtable, National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications
Publisher:National Academies Press - 1998-10-30


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