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ASSESSMENT OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES - A CASE-STUDY
PEREIRA JCR, SAES SG
REVISTA DE SAUDE PUBLICA
29: (4) 308-317 AUG 1995

Abstract:
The Health Department of the State of S. Paulo has implemented a management strategy on research and development (R&D) for its research institutes which comprises three different items: 1) project registration, 2) support and 3) promotion of R&D activities. The present study explores the ability of this R&D management system to provide information and evaluates the performance of the third item which has been responsible for the assignment of research grants to professionals whose projects are selected through a peer review. The assessment of the grant's distribution was conducted by comparing the mean scientific production recorded in literature data bases for grant holders and equal an number of controls matched by institute of origin. The ability of the system to produce information was studied by the application of Cluster Analysis. The results show that grant holders have a scientific production significantly higher than their controls. Concerning information production, it is shown that proper raw data processing may render suggestions for decision making and that the institutes may be grouped in clusters of those that adopt similar management strategies.

Author Keywords:
RESEARCH SUPPORT, ACADEMIES AND INSTITUTES, ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION, PROGRAM EVALUATION, MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Addresses:
PEREIRA JCR, SECRETARIA SAUDE ESTADO SAO PAULO, INST PESQUISAS, AV DR 351-1 ANDAR, BR-01246901 SAO PAULO, BRAZIL.

Publisher:
REVISTA DE SAUDE PUBLICA, SAO PAULO

IDS Number:
TH104

ISSN:
0034-8910 


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