Title: The 3 Bs of impact assessment of technology transfer programmes: rationale, technique and a case example from the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing
Authors: Louise A. Heslop, Kian Fadaie
Addresses: Eric Sprott School of Business, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6, Canada. Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Abstract: Impact assessment reviews are growing in popularity in both the public and private sectors. Successful impact assessment hinges on: (1) buy-in to the model and approaches used by involving all key stakeholders at the earliest stages in what is to be assessed and why; (2) believability of procedures and outcomes built on a well-researched, credible information gathering and reporting process; and (3) buyers of the process and results which is contingent on attention to the previous two elements and good application, dissemination and promotion. A recent application by The Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, Natural Resources Canada serves as a model.
Keywords: impact assessment; performance reviews; R&D evaluation; research programme evaluation; technology transfer evaluation; performance evaluation; programme assessment.
International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, 2002 Vol.1 No.3, pp.217-248
Published online: 18 Aug 2003 *Full-text access for editors Full-text access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article