Title: Weighting of performance measures for evaluating government-sponsored research: case study of the Department of Health in Taiwan

Authors: Chin-Tsai Lin, Chang-Tzu Chiang

Addresses: Graduate School of Management, Ming Chuan University, 250, Chung Shan N. Road, Sec.5, Taipei 11103, Taiwan. ' Graduate School of Management, Ming Chuan University, 250, Chung Shan N. Road, Sec.5, Taipei 11103, Taiwan

Abstract: This study calculates the weight of performance measures used for evaluating government-sponsored research. This study used Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) to calculate the weighting of performance measures and a case study involving the Taiwanese Department of Health was used to explain the process. The analytical results presented in this study provide a reference for government.

Keywords: performance measurement; analytical hierarchy process; AHP; multi-criteria decision making; MCDM; business performance management; healthcare research; medical sector; Taiwan; government sponsored research; research performance; research evaluation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBPM.2007.011498

International Journal of Business Performance Management, 2007 Vol.9 No.1, pp.92 - 105

Published online: 01 Dec 2006 *

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