Assessing Collaborative, Pre-Competitive R&D Projects: The Case of the UK Link Scheme

9 Pages Posted: 28 Dec 2002

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Rosa Grimaldi

University of Bologna - Department of Management

Nick von Tunzelmann

University of Sussex - Science and Technology Policy Research Unit (SPRU)

Abstract

The paper addresses the evaluation of outcomes of collaborative, pre-competitive R&D projects. It draws on some empirical analysis carried out on data and information gathered under the UK "LINK" scheme, a programme supporting R&D collaborative projects and assessing collaboration outcomes. A new indicator of performance, based on the outputs of LINK projects, has been constructed. It provides a relative and quite consistent measure of performance for making comparisons among different LINK projects. However it does not correlate with the more subjective grade applied by LINK's own management. For further improving evaluating mechanisms, more attention should be paid to the benefits that universities and companies as well as governments are drawing from R&D collaborations.

Suggested Citation

Grimaldi, Rosa and von Tunzelmann, Nick, Assessing Collaborative, Pre-Competitive R&D Projects: The Case of the UK Link Scheme. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=309407

Rosa Grimaldi (Contact Author)

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Nick Von Tunzelmann

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