Purchasing Science

Wellington, 1990

47 Pages Posted: 13 Jan 2012

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Robert Keith Shaw

Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS)

Date Written: December 6, 1990


The New Zealand Government has established a fund of $250 million to purchase public good science projects. This paper: Describes the four organizations that are involved in the development of priorities for purchases (the Cabinet committee, the Ministry of Research, Science and Technology, the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology and the Royal Society of New Zealand; Discusses how the organizations will interact and how New Zealanders can influence decisions; Identifies constraints imposed upon the system by the statutes which govern this activity; Concludes with a more broad perspective on social science research which is funded by Government.

Keywords: science policy, research funding, New Zealand, government expenditure, priority setting

Suggested Citation

Shaw, Robert Keith, Purchasing Science (December 6, 1990). Wellington, 1990. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1984245

Robert Keith Shaw (Contact Author)

Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (GDUFS) ( email )

Guangzhou, Guangdong 510006
137 105 90791 (Phone)

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