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

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ISBN-10: 1402070179

ISBN-13: 9781402070174

Edition: 2002

Authors: Sten A. O. Thore

List price: $269.00
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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…    
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Book details

List price: $269.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 4/30/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 409
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Foreword: Technology Choices and The New Discipline of Technology Commercialization
Acknowledgements
Prologue
Commercial Priorities
Tutorial. The Many Dimensions of an R&D Project: Multi-Criteria Analysis
Using Frontier Analysis to Rate the R&D Projects of a Commercial Corporation
Editorial Introduction
Research Paper: Prioritizing a Portfolio of R&D Activities, Employing Data Envelopment Analysis
The Life Cycles of Sales and Profits: Dealing with the Uncertainties of the Commercialization Process
Editorial Introduction
Research Paper: Prioritizing R&D Projects in the Face of Technological and Market Uncertainty: Combining Scenario Analysis and DEA
Investment Policies by Venture Capital Firms and Government Development Foundations
Editorial Introduction
Research Paper: Applying Data Envelopment Analysis to Evaluate the Efficiency of R&D Projects - - A Case Study of R&D in Energy Technology
Rating Academic Research
Editorial Introduction
Research Paper: Controlling the Efficiency of University Research in the Netherlands
Rating R&D Stock
Editorial Introduction
Research Paper: Pricing IPOs, Using Two-Stage DEA to Track their Financial Fundamentals
Monitoring the Dynamic Performance of a Portfolio of R&D Projects over Time
Editorial Introduction
Research paper: Evaluating a Portfolio of Proposed Projects, Ranking them Relative to a List of Existing Projects
R&D Budgeting: Assessing the Efficiency of R&D Projects in the Presence of Resource Constraints
Editorial Introduction
Research Paper: On the Ranking of R&D Projects in a Hierarchical Organizational Structure subject to Global Resource Constraints
Environmental Concerns
Tutorial. The Environmental Impact of New Products
A New Mathematical Programming Format for Activity Analysis and the Life Cycle of Products
Editorial Introduction
First Research paper: Activity Analysis with Environmental Variables and Recycling: An Example from the Portuguese Bottled Water Industry
Second Research Paper: Life Cycle Activity Analysis: A Case Study of Plastic Panels
Ranking Commercial Products with Harmful Environmental Effects
Editorial Introduction
Research paper: Using DEA to Rank the Performance of Producers in the Presence of Environmental Goals
The Mathematics of Data Envelopment Analysis
Index