Title: Evaluation of research and innovation policies: a discussion of trends with examples from Germany

Authors: Stefan Kuhlmann

Addresses: Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research, Breslauer Str. 48, 76139 Karlsruhe, Germany

Abstract: Recent changes in the field of evaluation refer to new demands by politics, economies and society to extend the subject of evaluation processes to cross-sectoral research promotion programmes and research institutions, and new developments within the research of evaluation itself. The paper presents an overview of these trends and consequences for the function and methods of evaluation of research and innovation policies against the background of recent German experiences.

Keywords: self-referential evaluation; German research system; evaluation of innovation programs; summative and formative evaluation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.2003.003366

International Journal of Technology Management, 2003 Vol.26 No.2/3/4, pp.131 - 149

Published online: 05 Sep 2003 *

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