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A New Lexicon and Framework for Analyzing the Internal Structures of the U.S. Advanced Technology Program and its Analogues Around the World

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Author(s)

C Chang

Abstract

Analogues of the U.S.'s Advanced Technology Program can be found in many countries around the world. These government programs provide financial assistance to firms and other entities to develop innovative technologies in the conviction that these developments will contribute to future economic strength. For political and economic reasons, these programs tend to be complex and intricate in their design. No informed evaluation and comparison of such programs can take place without a clear understanding of their internal structures. This paper analyzes the anatomy of such programs and constructs a vocabulary for understanding program design choices. It identifies and discusses a representative sample of important program design features--eligibility requirements, the nature of the research, technical scope, the selection process, and public-private financial arrangements--and provides examples of national programs embodying alternative design choices. This paper should interest policymakers, program administrators, program evaluators, and others involved in program design, management and evaluation.
Citation
Journal Of Technology Transfer

Keywords

Advanced Technology Program, evaluation, government technology assistance, program design, public policy

Citation

Chang, C. (2008), A New Lexicon and Framework for Analyzing the Internal Structures of the U.S. Advanced Technology Program and its Analogues Around the World, Journal Of Technology Transfer (Accessed June 16, 2024)

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Created October 16, 2008