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Evaluation of nuclear knowledge management: an outcome in JAERI

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The author performed an ex post evaluation on the nuclear research of JAERI and revealed that the national funds invested in this field were 4 b$. With aid of NKM, it was revealed that the total outcome was 6 b$, where the creation of nuclear markets for electricity and nuclear facilities was the main stream. This implies that the cost benefit effect is 6 b$/4 b$ = 1.5 (>1). From this, it can be concluded that JAERI contributes not only to technological promotion of nuclear activity but also to the increase of gross domestic product (GDP).

Keywords: evaluation, nuclear knowledge management, outcome, nuclear study, JAERI, LWR, cost benefit, gross domestic product, GDP, Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, nuclear energy, nuclear power, radiation, light water reactors, nuclear reactors

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