These companies are bidding on the same jobs as the top-of-the-line companies that have the latest equipment and highest ethical standards -- with nothing in place (for bid awarders
) to tell the difference."
It does seem surprising, however, that not one of the authors, editors, reviewers, or awarders
noticed that the article is fundamentally flawed--in its data, methodology, and design.
A recent survey showed that two thirds of the awarders
reported an increase in the number of research publications in peer-reviewed journals since receipt of their award (unpublished survey report distributed on June 9, 1999 to 81 award recipients spanning 5 classes since 1993, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Generalist Faculty Scholars Program Evaluation).