Keywords: research and development, R&, D, performance analysis, performance evaluation, performance measurement, innovation, performance indicators
Coping with the multiple dimensions of R&D performance analysis
This study examines the challenging area of R&D performance analysis. Our purpose is to increase the understanding of the essential factors and dimensions related to R&D performance analysis, and to introduce and facilitate a process of choosing applicable metrics of R&D performance for a specific need, context and situation. The research results show the linkages of the measurement dimensions to the selection of R&D measures, which is ultimately a case-specific process.