The Study on the Analysis of Efficiency of Governmental R&D Programs Regarding to the S&T Outcomes

과학기술적 성과 관점에서 정부 R&D사업 효율성 분석에 관한 연구

  • 박석종 (한국과학기술기획평가원 전략기반실) ;
  • 김경화 (경기과학기술진흥원 전략기획실) ;
  • 정상기 (한국과학기술기획평가원 사업총괄조정실)
  • Received : 2010.11.05
  • Accepted : 2011.06.24
  • Published : 2011.06.30


The Korean government continuously increases the R&D investment in order to pursue an economic growth through technological innovation. Hence, the intensity of governmental R&D has increased rapidly. However, the whole amount of the R&D investment is still small compared to developed countries. And the type of R&D policies is more and more changing from the catch-up model to the technology-driven model. Therefore, there is a growing interest in the efficiency of public R&D investment. Hence, many studies on the efficiency of R&D investment have been researched. This study estimated the efficiency of governmental R&D programs considering the technological outcomes, e.g. theses, patents and so on, using DEA(Data Envelopment Analysis) with data of S&T investment and outcomes from NTIS(National S&D Information Service). In addition, we used the Mann-Whitney Test to investigate the characteristics of governmental R&D investment.