CONCEPTUAL STRUCTURE OF R&D PRODUCTIVITY ASSESSMENT IN PUBLIC RESEARCH ORGANIZATIONS

Rasa Laliene, Algimantas Sakalas

Abstract


In an innovative knowledge society research activities and implementation of its results are becoming one of the most important tasks for universities. In the context of the changing paradigm of university, new structures of research performing organizations emerge along with new problematic aspects of research. Assessment of R&D productivity of a research organization is one of the latter. There is a plethora of scientific literature on the efficiency of business investment into R&D, yet research on R&D productivity or efficiency in public research organizations is still rare. The article aims to construct a conceptual structure for assessing R&D productivity in research institutions. The article defines the concepts of R&D productivity, R&D efficiency and R&D effectiveness; it provides analysis of existing R&D assessment structures or models as well as identifies its advantages and disadvantages. Based on scientific literature analysis, a conceptual structure for R&D productivity assessment in public research organizations was built. Having scientific significance, the structure is also important from a practical point of view as it allows to understand and interpret the R&D productivity and efficiency concept itself, integrating the most important segments of R&D and its surrounding environment. Also, building upon the concept prepared, criteria for R&D productivity assessment can be identified and R&D assessment structure can be constructed.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.em.19.1.5755


Keywords


R&D productivity; research organizations; R&D environment

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