Research and development evaluation at an early stage using the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP)

Hiroki Kamoda, Shigetoshi Sugawa

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Abstract

Problems seem to be emerged that the outcomes of research and development (R & D) do not relate to new products and profit in the manufacturing industries. Generally, the R & D targets and their specifications cannot be clearly set by engineers because they need to design new product and its specifications several years in advance. At an early stage of R & D which is important to build competitive priority, an evaluation method securely connecting the R & D with new product and profit is needed. The Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), expected to be an effective decision-making support tool, was applied to evaluate R & D themes at an early stage. The correlation was obtained between the R & D results and AHP scores. The AHP was found to be an effective tool for decision-making of R & D as a gate of each early stage.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology, ICMIT
Pages1444-1449
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1
Event4th IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology, ICMIT - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 2008 Sep 212008 Sep 24

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 4th IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology, ICMIT

Other

Other4th IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology, ICMIT
CountryThailand
CityBangkok
Period08/9/2108/9/24

Keywords

  • Analytic hierarchy process (AHP)
  • Decision-making
  • Evaluation
  • R & D stage
  • Uncertainty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Kamoda, H., & Sugawa, S. (2008). Research and development evaluation at an early stage using the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP). In Proceedings of the 4th IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology, ICMIT (pp. 1444-1449). [4654584] (Proceedings of the 4th IEEE International Conference on Management of Innovation and Technology, ICMIT). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMIT.2008.4654584