Keywords: evaluation, nuclear knowledge management, outcome, nuclear study, JAERI, LWR, cost benefit, gross domestic product, GDP, Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, nuclear energy, nuclear power, radiation, light water reactors, nuclear reactors
Evaluation of nuclear knowledge management: an outcome in JAERI
The author performed an ex post evaluation on the nuclear research of JAERI and revealed that the national funds invested in this field were 4 b$. With aid of NKM, it was revealed that the total outcome was 6 b$, where the creation of nuclear markets for electricity and nuclear facilities was the main stream. This implies that the cost benefit effect is 6 b$/4 b$ = 1.5 (>1). From this, it can be concluded that JAERI contributes not only to technological promotion of nuclear activity but also to the increase of gross domestic product (GDP).