The perspective of techno-metabolism and its insight into national strategies

Watanabe, C. & Wakabayashi, K. (1996). The perspective of techno-metabolism and its insight into national strategies. Research Evaluation 6 (2) 69-76. 10.1093/rev/6.2.69.

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Current uncertain business circumstances mean that a careful assessment of the profitability of industry's R&D investment has become critical. This paper develops a practical computer model for the simultaneous measurement of the service price of technology and internal rate of return to R&D investment essential to this assessment. Using the model and studying Japan's manufacturing industry over the period 1955–1993, empirical analyses are made of the metabolic assessment of technological innovation, or techno-metabolism, based on the measurement of trends in these prices and rates and the identification of the factors governing these trends.

Item Type: Article
Research Programs: Management Coordination and Development (MCD)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:08
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