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Sustainability 2017, 9(12), 2297;

Performance Evaluation of Research and Business Development: A Case Study of Korean Public Organizations

Division of Cosmetic Science and Technology, Daegu Haany University, Gyeongsan, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38610, Korea
Defense Agency for Technology and Quality, Jinju, Gyeongsangnam-do 52851, Korea
Department of Industrial and Management Engineering, Inje University, Gimhae, Gyeongsangnam-do 50834, Korea
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Received: 17 October 2017 / Revised: 26 November 2017 / Accepted: 8 December 2017 / Published: 11 December 2017
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This study presents data envelopment analysis (DEA)-based systematic and simultaneous performance measures for research and business development (R&BD) and internal processes. In particular, we focus on the relationship between the research and development (R&D) process and business development (BD) process in evaluating R&BD overall performance, and provide effective guidelines for relatively underperforming decision-making units to help them establish an optimal strategy to increase their performance. To that end, we develop a two-stage network DEA model based on performance measures by defining variables and transforming R&D and BD performances into a serial network structure. In addition, based on the proposed method, we present a practical application of R&BD performance measurement for Korean public organizations, specifically public research institutes and universities. View Full-Text
Keywords: research and business development; performance; network DEA research and business development; performance; network DEA

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Park, J.; Kim, J.; Sung, S.-I. Performance Evaluation of Research and Business Development: A Case Study of Korean Public Organizations. Sustainability 2017, 9, 2297.

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