Accession Number : AD0886763

Title :   Allocation of Resources to Research and Development. Volume 1. R and D. Resource Allocation Strategies.

Descriptive Note : Client rept. May-Sep 70,

Corporate Author : RESEARCH ANALYSIS CORP MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Newman, Fred M. ; Tiede, Roland V. ; Pearson, John D. ; Robers, Phillip D.

Report Date : JUN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : The Research Analysis Corporation (RAC) has developed a quantitative resource allocation model designed to assist the manager of a major government research and development (R and D) program in evolving better strategies for the allocation of resources to R and D individual programs. This computer-based model (MEASURE I) permits rapid evaluation and comparison of alternative resource allocation strategies which offer the decision maker a wide range of choices in terms of costs, benefits, and other consequences. Having once established the relative worth of the program elements by means of the model, the R and D decision maker can perform an on-line examination of the consequences of alternative strategies and budgets to select that strategy which best meets his stated objectives. Unique features of this model include consideration of the broad spectrum of R and D from pure research to pre-production development. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, ARMY), (*MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, LOGISTICS), OPERATIONS RESEARCH, CLASSIFICATION, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING, MILITARY BUDGETS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE