Structural equation model for the evaluation of national funding on R&D project of SMEs in consideration with MBNQA criteria

So Young Sohn, Yong Gyu Joo, Hong Kyu Han

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Abstract

Financial support on the R&D in Science & Technology for SMEs at the governmental level plays a crucial role on the improvement of the national competitiveness. Korea Science & Engineering Foundation (KOSEF) has supported the R&D projects of SMEs with the competitive technology ability by way of the Science and Technology Promotion Fund. In this paper, we propose a structural equation model (SEM) to evaluate the performance of such a funding program in terms of three aspects: output, outcome and impact under given funding inputs, R&D environment of a recipient company, and external evaluation programs of funding organization. We adopt Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (MBNQA) criteria to assess the R&D environmental factors of recipient companies. In addition, we test the effect of interim evaluation of the funded project. The proposed model is applied to the real case and is used to identify the best practices as well as to provide feedback information for the improvement of the government funding programs of the R&D projects of SMEs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-20
Number of pages11
JournalEvaluation and Program Planning
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Feb 1

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