The Resource Public Accountability : Evaluating Technology-Based Institutions, by Albert N. Link, John T. Scott, (electronic resource)

Public Accountability : Evaluating Technology-Based Institutions, by Albert N. Link, John T. Scott, (electronic resource)

Label
Public Accountability : Evaluating Technology-Based Institutions
Title
Public Accountability
Title remainder
Evaluating Technology-Based Institutions
Statement of responsibility
by Albert N. Link, John T. Scott
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Public Accountability: Evaluating Technology-Based Institutions presents guidelines for evaluating the research performance of technology-based public institutions, and illustrates these guidelines through case studies conducted at one technology-based public institution, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The aim of this book is to demonstrate that a clear, more precise response to the question of performance accountability is possible through the systematic application of evaluation methods to document value. The authors begin with a review of the legislative history of fiscal accountability beginning with the Budget and Accounting Act of 1921, and ending with the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993. A discussion of existing applicable economic models, methods, and associated metrics follows. The book concludes with evaluation case studies
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Link, Albert N
Dewey number
338.9
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD72-88
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Scott, John T
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  • Economics
  • Endogenous growth (Economics)
  • Industrial organization (Economic theory)
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Endogenous growth (Economics)
  • Finance
  • Industrial organization (Economic theory)
Label
Public Accountability : Evaluating Technology-Based Institutions, by Albert N. Link, John T. Scott, (electronic resource)
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-5639-8
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Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
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Contents
1 Introduction: Why Evaluate Public Institutions -- Overview of the Book -- 2 Public Policies Toward Public Accountability -- Performance Accountability -- Fiscal Accountability -- Conclusions -- 3 Economic Models Applicable to Institutional Evaluation -- Counterfactual Evaluation Model Contrasted with Griliches/Mansfield and Related Evaluation Models -- Conclusions -- 4 Performance Evaluation Metrics -- Internal Rate of Return -- Implied Rate of Return -- Ratio of Benefits-to-Costs -- Conclusions -- 5 Case Studies: An Overview -- A Brief History of NIST -- Evaluation Activities of the Program Office -- Evaluation Activities of the Advanced Technology Program -- Conclusions -- 6 Optical Detector Calibration Program -- Optical Detector Calibration -- Optical Detector Technology -- U.S. Optical Detector Industry -- Economic Impact Assessment -- Conclusions -- 7 Thermocouple Calibration Program -- Thermocouples: A Technical Overview -- Thermocouples: An Industrial Overview -- Economic Impact Assessment -- Conclusions -- 8 Software Error Compensation Research -- Market for Coordinate Measuring Machines -- Software Error Compensation Technology -- NIST's Role in the Development and Diffusion of SEC -- Economic Impact Assessment -- Conclusions -- 9 Ceramic Phase Diagram Program -- Phase Equilibria Program -- Role of Phase Diagrams in Industrial Applications -- Industry and Market for Advanced Ceramics -- Economic Impact Assessment -- Conclusions -- 10 Alternative Refrigerant Research Program -- NIST Research Related to Alternative Refrigerants -- Technical Overview of Alternative Refrigerants -- Overview of the Refrigerant Industry -- Economic Impact Assessment -- Conclusions -- 11 Spectral Irradiance Standards -- The FASCAL Laboratory -- Economic Impact Assessment -- Conclusions -- 12 Printed Wiring Board Research Joint Venture -- Overview of the Printed Wiring Board Industry -- Printed Wiring Board Research Joint Venture -- Research Cost Savings, Early Productivity Gains, and Other Effects -- Conclusions -- 13 Flat Panel Display Joint Venture -- U.S. Flat Panel Display Industry and Technology -- ATP-Funded Rat Panel Display Joint Venture -- Partial Economic Analysis of the Joint Venture -- Conclusions -- 14 Toward Best Practices in Performance Evaluation -- Summarizing the NIST Experience -- Toward Best Practices in Performance Evaluation -- References
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unknown
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1 online resource (xiii, 167 p.)
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online
Isbn
9781461556398
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(electronic bk.)
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uncompressed
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10.1007/978-1-4615-5639-8
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access
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Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)851704755
  • (OCoLC)ocn851704755
Label
Public Accountability : Evaluating Technology-Based Institutions, by Albert N. Link, John T. Scott, (electronic resource)
Link
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-5639-8
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Color
mixed
Contents
1 Introduction: Why Evaluate Public Institutions -- Overview of the Book -- 2 Public Policies Toward Public Accountability -- Performance Accountability -- Fiscal Accountability -- Conclusions -- 3 Economic Models Applicable to Institutional Evaluation -- Counterfactual Evaluation Model Contrasted with Griliches/Mansfield and Related Evaluation Models -- Conclusions -- 4 Performance Evaluation Metrics -- Internal Rate of Return -- Implied Rate of Return -- Ratio of Benefits-to-Costs -- Conclusions -- 5 Case Studies: An Overview -- A Brief History of NIST -- Evaluation Activities of the Program Office -- Evaluation Activities of the Advanced Technology Program -- Conclusions -- 6 Optical Detector Calibration Program -- Optical Detector Calibration -- Optical Detector Technology -- U.S. Optical Detector Industry -- Economic Impact Assessment -- Conclusions -- 7 Thermocouple Calibration Program -- Thermocouples: A Technical Overview -- Thermocouples: An Industrial Overview -- Economic Impact Assessment -- Conclusions -- 8 Software Error Compensation Research -- Market for Coordinate Measuring Machines -- Software Error Compensation Technology -- NIST's Role in the Development and Diffusion of SEC -- Economic Impact Assessment -- Conclusions -- 9 Ceramic Phase Diagram Program -- Phase Equilibria Program -- Role of Phase Diagrams in Industrial Applications -- Industry and Market for Advanced Ceramics -- Economic Impact Assessment -- Conclusions -- 10 Alternative Refrigerant Research Program -- NIST Research Related to Alternative Refrigerants -- Technical Overview of Alternative Refrigerants -- Overview of the Refrigerant Industry -- Economic Impact Assessment -- Conclusions -- 11 Spectral Irradiance Standards -- The FASCAL Laboratory -- Economic Impact Assessment -- Conclusions -- 12 Printed Wiring Board Research Joint Venture -- Overview of the Printed Wiring Board Industry -- Printed Wiring Board Research Joint Venture -- Research Cost Savings, Early Productivity Gains, and Other Effects -- Conclusions -- 13 Flat Panel Display Joint Venture -- U.S. Flat Panel Display Industry and Technology -- ATP-Funded Rat Panel Display Joint Venture -- Partial Economic Analysis of the Joint Venture -- Conclusions -- 14 Toward Best Practices in Performance Evaluation -- Summarizing the NIST Experience -- Toward Best Practices in Performance Evaluation -- References
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 167 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781461556398
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
uncompressed
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4615-5639-8
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)851704755
  • (OCoLC)ocn851704755

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