Accession Number : AD0726679

Title :   A Matrix Approach to R and D Budget Allocation Problems.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIV CLEVELAND OHIO DEPT OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Mathis,Samuel J. ; Herne,Peter ; Dean,Burton V.

Report Date : JUL 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : The paper involves an examination of an approach towards the problem of funds allocation in a research environment. The approach uses matrices of projects-sciences and sciences-objectives for which entries are subjectively estimated and compared with weighted objectives. Two examples, using hand calculations and generated data, are given. Conclusions drawn from these examples and possiblities of further applications are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, *BUDGETS), (*RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, BUDGETS), COSTS, DECISION MAKING, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, FACTOR ANALYSIS, STATISTICAL PROCESSES, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS)

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE