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Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy

The Public Sector R&D Enterprise: A New Approach to Portfolio Valuation

Authors: Linquiti, P.

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The Public Sector R&D Enterprise combines a primer on how government R&D programs actually work with a sophisticated methodology for prospectively putting a dollar figure on the value of R&D investments before they are made.

About the authors

Peter Linquiti is Associate Professor at George Washington University, USA, where he teaches courses in environmental policy and policy analysis methods. His research focuses on interdisciplinary environmental analysis, valuation of government investments in new technologies, and adaptation to climate change. Linquiti previously served as Executive Vice President at ICF International, a global energy and environmental consulting firm.

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"From my more than twenty years spent evaluating federal research and technology development programs I, and many colleagues in the field, have concluded that we need more systems thinking and better methods, particularly for portfolio analysis. This book is important and useful for those interested in public policy for applied research because it offers both an overview of the public-sector R&D system and evidence that the real options technique works." - Gretchen Jordan, 360 Innovation LLC, Co-Editor of Research Evaluation (2009-2014)

"An accessible journey that starts with offering insights into the Federal Government's process for R&D investment. It ends with an explanation, methodology, and an example of how this worthwhile R&D is actually undervalued by the current economic models that are utilized. Consequently this book is not only a valuable source to those who wish to understand Federal R&D, but to anyone who manages or invests in R&D whether it be the US Federal Government, foreign governments, foundations, or private enterprise." - Jonathan D. Linton, Power Corporation Professor for the Management of Technological Enterprises, University of Ottawa, Canada; Head of Science Technology Studies Laboratory, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow; Editor-in-Chief of Technovation: The Journal of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Technology Management

"Linquiti has written an important book on research project portfolio evaluation that will be valuable to anyone interested in appraising the returns of government R&D programs. He makes a significant methodological contribution on the process of forming and valuing portfolios of R&D projects. Students will find a readily accessible explanation of how such programs work in the United States. Experienced practitioners will appreciate the book's innovative methods for valuing the flexibility intrinsic to R&D projects as well as for characterizing the risks and potential benefits of public sector investments in R&D." - Nicholas S. Vonortas, Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Center for International Science and Technology Policy and Department of Economics, The George Washington University, USA; São Paulo Excellence Chair, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil; editor, Science and Public Policy


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Research and Development: Opportunities and Challenges

    Linquiti, Peter D.

    Pages 1-4

  • A Primer on the Public Sector R&D Enterprise

    Linquiti, Peter D.

    Pages 5-44

  • R&D Portfolio Valuation and Formation

    Linquiti, Peter D.

    Pages 45-73

  • Public Sector R&D Valuation: A Practical Example

    Linquiti, Peter D.

    Pages 74-105

  • Recommendations for Public Sector R&D Managers

    Linquiti, Peter D.

    Pages 106-110

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eBook $49.99
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Hardcover $67.50
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-54208-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $67.50
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-50702-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Public Sector R&D Enterprise: A New Approach to Portfolio Valuation
Authors
Series Title
Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Peter D. Linquiti
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-54209-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137542090
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-54208-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-50702-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 133
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 b/w illustrations
Topics