Title: R&D projects co-financed by public funds

Authors: Carlos H. Jerónimo; Daniela Barroso; Leandro Pereira; Renato Lopes da Costa; Álvaro Dias; Rui Gonçalves

Addresses: WINNING LAB, Alameda das Linhas de Torres, No. 152, Escritório 14 1750-149, Lisboa, Portugal ' Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE), Cidade Universitária de Lisboa, Av. das Forças Armadas, 1649-026 Lisboa Lisbon, Portugal ' BRU-Business Research Unit, ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, WINNING LAB, Lisbon, Portugal ' Business Research Unit – BRU-IUL, ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa Lisbon, Portugal ' Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal ' LABest, Instituto Piaget Almada, Avenida Jorge Peixinho, n.º30, Quinta da Arreinela, 2805-059 Almada, Portugal

Abstract: Governments develop public policies such as collaborative programs through direct funding to execute projects that impact economic competitiveness. This impact will only be felt if the execution of the projects is successful. This research has the purpose of evaluating the efficiency of I&D projects co-financed by public funds in Portugal through the application of project management practices. Interviews were conducted with companies' beneficiary of public financing in collaborative I&D projects and the entities responsible for the monitoring of the projects. It was found that, in Portugal, companies that execute co-funded collaborative R&D projects lack rigor when applying project management methodologies and that there also exists a need to adapt legislation regarding the application of project management practices to projects in the area.

Keywords: methodologies; project; collaboration; SI I&DT; public funds.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPM.2023.127904

International Journal of Procurement Management, 2023 Vol.16 No.1, pp.93 - 114

Received: 03 Apr 2021
Accepted: 17 Apr 2021

Published online: 21 Dec 2022 *

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