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Resource allocation in joint public-private agricultural research

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http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/47820
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Abstract:
Federal technology transfer legislation has encouraged increased collaboration between the public and private sectors, including joint research ventures known as Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs). While several economically important technologies have been developed through CRADAs, there is concern that CRADAs may divert public research from its central research missions. This study compares the pattern of research resource allocation for CRADA projects at the U.S. Department of Agriculture with research priorities of public and private intramural agricultural research. The findings suggest that CRADAs have attracted considerable private co-financing of joint research projects, and may have enabled public research to concentrate more resources on research areas where private incentives are relatively weak.
Author(s):
Day-Rubenstein, Kelly , Fuglie, Keith O.
Subject(s):
agricultural research , public sector , private sector , research support , resource allocation , research projects , USDA , technology transfer , United States
Format:
p. 123-134.
Note:
Includes references
Source:
Journal of agribusiness Fall 1999. v. 17 (2)
Language:
English
Year:
1999
Collection:
Journal Articles, USDA Authors, Peer-Reviewed
Rights:
Works produced by employees of the U.S. Government as part of their official duties are not copyrighted within the U.S. The content of this document is not copyrighted.