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.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTTC.2002.001786

International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, 2002 Vol.1 No.3, pp.217-248

Published online: 18 Aug 2003 *

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