R&D value mapping: A new approach to case study-based evaluation

Barry Bozeman, Gordon Kingsley

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This study presents an approach to harnessing the power of case studies for research evaluation called R&D value mapping (RVM). While this method uses case studies in the traditional manner to provide in-depth insights, it also structures case studies through an analytical framework that yields quantitative data and less subjective "lessons learned." When properly applied RVM can yield an inventory of outcomes and empirical generalizations regarding the determining variables. A particular advantage of the approach is that it not only provides an indication of the type and amount (though not a single numerical index) of outcome, but also gives insight into the reasons outcomes are achieved. Thus, RVM is useful for policy management strategies seeking to replicate success. The specific steps associated with the RVM method are illustrated through studies that have applied the technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)33-41
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Technology Transfer
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Accounting
  • General Engineering


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