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The Social Value of New Technology

Edited by Albert N. Link, Virginia Batte Phillips Distinguished Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro and John T. Scott, Professor of Economics, Dartmouth College, US
New technologies, with their practical contributions, provide social value. The chapters in this volume view this social value from a program evaluation perspective, and the focus of the evaluations is the generation of new technology funded by public sector agencies. The authors provide important background on methodology and application and show that it is relevant not only to the established scholars and practitioners, but also to students.
Extent: 296 pp
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Publication Date: 2019
ISBN: 978 1 78811 632 9
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  • Business and Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Organisational Innovation
  • Economics and Finance
  • Economics of Innovation
  • Innovation and Technology
  • Innovation Policy
New technologies, with their practical contributions, provide social value. The chapters in this volume view this social value from a program evaluation perspective, and the focus of the evaluations is the generation of new technology funded by public sector agencies. Through keen and approachable analysis, the authors provide important background on both methodology and application.

Link and Scott have assembled a collection of their seminal works on the social value of new technology. The first paper provides a general, hands-on overview of the theory and practice of program evaluation, while remaining chapters go on to focus on a number of public sector programs ranging from the U.S. Department of Defense Small Business Innovation Research program to Canada’s programs to support the development of medical imaging technology. The authors demonstrate that this area of research is relevant not only to established scholars and practitioners, but also to students.

This book will serve as a valuable resource to academic researchers and graduate students in public administration, public policy, and economics, as well as practitioners in the evaluation field.
Contributors include: S.D. Allen, D.B. Audretsch, B.M. Downs, L.M. Hillier, D.P. Leech, S.K. Layson, A.N. Link, A.C. O’Connor, J.T. Scott






Contents: 1. Introduction PART I Counterfactual Evaluation Method 2. The Theory and Practice of Public-Sector R&D Economic Impact Analysis 3. An Economic Evaluation of the Baldrige National Quality Program 4. On the Social Value of Quality: An Economic Evaluation of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program 5. The Impact of Public Investment in Medical Imaging Technology: An Interagency Collaboration in Evaluation PART II Spillover Evaluation Method 6. Public/Private Partnerships: Stimulating Competition in a Dynamic Market 7. Financing and Leveraging Public/Private Partnerships: The Hurdle-Lowering Auction 8. An Assessment of the Small Business Innovation Research Program in New England: Fast Track Compared with Non-Fast Track Projects 9. An Assessment of the Small Business Innovation Research Fast Track Program in Southeastern States PART III Other Evaluation Methods 10. Cost-Benefit Analysis for Global Public-Private Partnerships: An Evaluation of the Desirability of Intergovernmental Organizations Entering into Public-Private Partnerships 11. Evaluating Public Sector R&D Programs: The Advanced Technology Program’s Investment in Wavelength References for Optical Fiber Communications 12. Intelligent Machine Technology and Productivity Growth 13. Public Gains from Entrepreneurial Research: Inferences about the Economic Value of Public Support of the Small Business Innovation Research Program 14. Public/Private Technology Partnerships: Evaluating SBIR-Supported Research Index