Accession Number : AD0726877

Title :   Cost-Effectiveness in R and D Organizational Resource Allocation.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Dean,Burton V. ; Roepcke,Lewis A.

Report Date : MAY 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 83

Abstract : A method for use in allocating resources to a multi-laboratory, multi-task research and exploratory development program is described. The basic elements of the underlying model are the tasks, projects, and laboratories; contributing sciences and technologies (S and T's); criticality of such fields to achieving organizational objectives; relative values of objectives; and costs of performing tasks. Structural models are developed for interrelating tasks, S and T fields, and objectives. A cost-effectiveness model is developed for use in allocating resources to tasks. Research and exploratory development effectiveness is measured in terms of the value of task contribution to organizational objectives. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, *COST EFFECTIVENESS), (*SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, BUDGETS, LABORATORIES, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE