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ERIC Number: ED173891
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Pages: 365
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL. Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Science and Technology.