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Evaluating the efficiency of dual-use technology development programs from the R&D and socio-economic perspectives

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  • Lu, Wen-Min
  • Kweh, Qian Long
  • Nourani, Mohammad
  • Huang, Feng-Wen

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This study applies a network data envelopment analysis model called network slacks-based measure (NSBM) to examine the R&D efficiency and socio-economic efficiency of Taiwan's dual-use (military and general public) technology development programs. We also employ the additive super-efficiency model to distinguish programs at different stages and conduct an analysis on the strengths and weaknesses of internal resource utilization. The results of this study show that the R&D efficiency is substantially higher than the socio-economic efficiency. Among the dual-use technology development programs, material and chemical engineering programs demonstrate relatively higher performance. This study provides insights into the policy of resource utilization.

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  • Lu, Wen-Min & Kweh, Qian Long & Nourani, Mohammad & Huang, Feng-Wen, 2016. "Evaluating the efficiency of dual-use technology development programs from the R&D and socio-economic perspectives," Omega, Elsevier, vol. 62(C), pages 82-92.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jomega:v:62:y:2016:i:c:p:82-92
    DOI: 10.1016/j.omega.2015.08.011
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