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Understanding and Communicating the Value of Science Enterprise

SpeakerNicholas Berente, University of Georgia''s Terry College of Business
Date Aug 28, 2013
Time 10:00 am  
Location Auditorium (Room 1122), NCSA Building, 1205 W. Clark St., Urbana
Sponsor the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment
Event type Lecture
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Originating Calendar NCSA events

We are in an era of constricting federal spending on science. The rules of the funding game in the future will likely be different than they have been in the past, and these new rules will require scientists to communicate the value of their science to an ever-increasing variety of stakeholders. In order to effectively communicate this value, however, it is imperative that scientists must first understand this value. The value proposition of science enterprises span four broad interrelated dimensions: science, economic, knowledge, and innovation. To understand the value that a science enterprise brings to its different stakeholders across each of these dimensions, it is important to think through reasonable measurements and to present performance according to these measures in a meaningful way. A high-level approach will be presented for understanding and communicating the value of science enterprise.

Nicholas Berente is an assistant professor in Management Information Systems at the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business. He received his PhD from Case Western Reserve University and conducted his postdoctoral studies at the University of Michigan. He is the former president and founder of Pentagon Engineering Corporation, a nationwide systems integration & consulting firm specializing in product design & engineering  solutions, which he sold in 2002. Berente is the principal investigator for three projects funded by the National Science Foundation investigating the management of next generation scientific research enterprises (NSF OCI-1059153, RCN-1148996, CI-TEAM-1240160). He has contributed to a variety of NSF-funded projects associated with distributed, collaborative innovation in multiple contexts (NSF OCI-0943157; SES-0621262; CCF-0613606; IIS-0208963) and has focused much of his research on information technology-enabled innovation at NASA. He has authored more than seventy peer-reviewed articles, and his work has been published in top journals, including Organization Science, Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, and Research Policy.

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