ERIC Number: ED173891
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Research, Development and Innovation: Contextual Analysis. Part Two.
Radnor, Michael; And Others
Part 2 of a three-part volume for research and development systems researchers, this report attempts to apply the contextual analysis framework of research, development, and innovation (RD & I) activities presented in Part 1. The authors make a detailed analysis of RD & I activities in the sectors of education, civilian aviation, health, and criminal justice. RD & I in each sector is analyzed in terms of each of the contextual features of RD & I identified in Part 1. The important features of RD & I examined are environmental influences; historical development; institutional base; goals, policies, and strategies; administrative processes; personnel base; funding; information flow; and innovations. The functions of RD & I examined in each sector are need identification, generation or research, development, production, marketing or dissemination, acquisition, implementation and utilization, support services, and evaluation research. A final chapter presents in table form a comparative summary of the contextual analyses of all four sectors. The table is intended to provide insight into the similarities and differences in RD & I across sectors. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Administration, Aviation Technology, Communication (Thought Transfer), Comparative Analysis, Educational Research, Environmental Influences, Evaluation, Health Services, Information Dissemination, Innovation, Marketing, Medical Research, Needs Assessment, Objectives, Policy, Production Techniques, Research, Research Utilization, Theories
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL. Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Science and Technology.