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Key factors of previous federally funded demonstration projects are employed to develop new success associated information which managers can apply in their efforts to maximize the probability of achieving the objectives of national energy demonstration projects. This information consists of the theoretical development and application of: a procedure for importance ranking of key factors associated with success, a procedure for achieving maximum success, and a formula for estimating the probability of achieving maximum success. Also included is a statistical analysis of existing demonstration project data. It appears that the following demonstration project characteristics are associated with maximum success: in­itiative for project from the private sector, a low pre-project technology uncertainty, the inclusion of all of the organizations necessary for future commercialization, strong organizations and working relationships, the absence of significant federal time constraints, and the share of federal funding below fifty percent.

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Public Administration

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School of Public Administration

First Committee Member (Chair)

Albert H. Rosenthal

Second Committee Member

Terry D. Edgmon

Third Committee Member

Ferrel Heady



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