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TitleEvaluation of Technology Policy Programmes in Germany [electronic resource] / edited by Gerhard Becher, Stefan Kuhlmann
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 1995
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Descript X, 363 p. online resource


The evaluation of government programmes and measures in the field of technology policy has gained in significance in Germany over the past decade. A variety of evaluation studies on individual projects or programmes with different aims, approaches and methods are available. Which experiences were gained with the instrument of evaluation in this policy area? Evaluation of Technology Policy Programmes in Germany: demonstrates trends of government policy in Germany; documents experiences with the use of various promotion instruments; represents approaches and methods, used in the past years to test the efficiency of various tools of industrial technology policy and discusses their strengths and weaknesses, and draws conclusions for the further development of the evaluation of technology policy in selected areas. ยฃ/LISTยฃ The book includes contributions by authors from the most highly recognized German institutes and consultants working in the evaluation of technology policy, of interest to policy makers, administrators, as well as researchers, scholars and students of economics, innovation research and public policy


I: Introduction -- Practice of Technology Policy in Germany - Introduction and Overview -- II. Case Studies -- Evaluation of the Promotion of R&D Activities in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises -- Evaluation of the Promotion of R&D Cooperations of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises -- Evaluation of the Indirect-Specific Promotion of Manufacturing Technology -- Application of New Technologies in Accordance with Human Needs in the Printing Industry - Changing Paradigms in the Evaluation of Small Enterprises oriented R&D-Funding -- Diffusion and Potential Analyses as Part of Programme Evaluations: Exemplified in the Promotion of Laser Technology and the Promotion of Thin-Film-Technology -- Evaluation of the Promotion of Information Technology: Microelectronics; Microperiphery and Microsystem Technology -- Evaluation of the Promotion of Pre-competitive Research and Development Cooperation in the Case of Microsystems Technology (MST) -- Evaluation of Technology Transfer Initiatives in the Framework of Innovation Support Programmes Instruments of Technology Transfer Evaluation -The Case of Microsystems Technology- -- III. Selected Methodological Advances -- Problems and Implications of an Institution Based Impact Analysis of the Berlin Model of Technology and Know-How Transfer -- New Technology Indicators for the Evaluation of Research and Development Programmes -- Technometrics as a Tool in the Evaluation of Innovation-Support-Programmes - Using the Example of Microsystems Technologies (MST) -- IV: Selected Policy Issues -- The Market; Market Failure; and the Evaluation of Technology Promoting Programmes -- Regulation and Innovation - Some new Prospects of Science and Technology Policy in the Federal Republic of Germany

Political science Economic policy Social sciences Political Science and International Relations Political Science Economic Policy Methodology of the Social Sciences


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