Authors: Kazuaki Yanagisawa
Addresses: Office of Planning, Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (JAERI), 1233, Watanuki, Takasaki, Gunma 370-1292, Japan
Abstract: The author performed an ex post evaluation on the nuclear research of JAERI and revealed that the national funds invested in this field were 4 b$. With aid of NKM, it was revealed that the total outcome was 6 b$, where the creation of nuclear markets for electricity and nuclear facilities was the main stream. This implies that the cost benefit effect is 6 b$/4 b$ = 1.5 (>1). From this, it can be concluded that JAERI contributes not only to technological promotion of nuclear activity but also to the increase of gross domestic product (GDP).
Keywords: evaluation; nuclear knowledge management; outcome; nuclear study; JAERI; LWR; cost benefit; gross domestic product; GDP; Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute; nuclear energy; nuclear power; radiation; light water reactors; nuclear reactors.
International Journal of Nuclear Knowledge Management, 2006 Vol.2 No.2, pp.91 - 104
Published online: 13 Jul 2006 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article