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Title: Closing the policy cycle: Increasing the utilization of evaluation findings in research, technological development and innovation policy design
Authors: Teirlinck, Peter ×
Delanghe, Henri
Padilla, Pierre
Verbeek, Arnold #
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Beech Tree Pub.
Series Title: Science & Public Policy vol:40 issue:3 pages:366-377
Abstract: The limited take-up of evaluation findings in RTDI policy (re-)design remains a major concern to policy-makers and the evaluation community. To identify the main opportunities for closing the policy cycle, an in-depth analysis was undertaken of 53 purposely chosen evaluation exercises ordered by public administrations and agencies in the field of RTDI. The focus was on evaluations of non-thematic (i.e. general) RTDI funding measures in the areas of public funding of RTDI, industry-science linkages, and performance-based funding of RTDI in universities and public research centres. Factors related to 'process” (mainly stakeholder involvement), “design” (methodology) and “content” (formulation of recommendations and use of evidence base) were considered. The paper concludes that the limited take-up of evaluation findings relates mainly to the lack of early and systematic involvement of a broad spectrum of stakeholders and the use of non-harmonized indicators and non-transferable evaluation methods.
ISSN: 0302-3427
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Department of Managerial Economics, Strategy and Innovation (MSI), Leuven
Research Centre for Globalization, Innovation and Competition, Campus Brussels (-)
Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
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