Title: Productivity measurement and evaluation models with application to a military Ramp;D organisation

Authors: Don Oh Choi, Ji Soo Kim

Addresses: Evaluation and Analysis Division, Agency for Defense Development (ADD), P.O. Box 35, Yuseong, Taejon, 305-600, Korea. ' Graduate School of Management, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), 207-43 Cheongryangri-dong, Dongdaemoon-gu, Seoul, 130-012, Korea

Abstract: This paper proposes models which employ a partial factor productivity measure with one input factor and some output factors of productivity measurement and evaluation of an R&D organisation. The partial factor productivity measure is obtained by dividing one input factor into the weighted sum for each output factor. In particular, the productivity evaluation model consists of an adjusted static index or adjusted dynamic index with regression equations for productivity measure through measurable characteristic variables of an R&D organisation. The results obtained using this model can provide a criterion for incentive pay allocation among organisational units for top management. An illustrative application is shown for five military R&D centres and an evaluative comparison is made among centres. Benefits of these models include usefulness in relative evaluation among units in other organisations if the regression equations are properly derived.

Keywords: adjusted static index; adjusted dynamic index; productivity index; measurable characteristic variables; military R&D organisation; partial factor productivity; productivity evaluation model; productivity measurement; productivity evaluation; pay incentives; top management; research and development.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.2005.007339

International Journal of Technology Management, 2005 Vol.32 No.3/4, pp.408 - 436

Available online: 06 Jul 2005 *

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