ASSESSMENT OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES - A CASE-STUDY
PEREIRA JCR, SAES SG
REVISTA DE SAUDE PUBLICA
29: (4) 308-317 AUG 1995
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.
RESEARCH SUPPORT, ACADEMIES AND INSTITUTES, ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION,
PROGRAM EVALUATION, MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS
PEREIRA JCR, SECRETARIA SAUDE ESTADO SAO PAULO, INST PESQUISAS, AV
DR 351-1 ANDAR, BR-01246901 SAO PAULO, BRAZIL.
REVISTA DE SAUDE PUBLICA, SAO PAULO
Epidemiologia e Estatítisca.