Facts and fads in academic research management: The effect of management practices on research productivity in Australia. Beerkens, M. Research Policy.
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Abstract As a response to competitive market forces and governmental steering policies, Australian universities have strengthened considerably their internal research management in the last two decades. This paper examines empirically the effect of management on academic research productivity. The results suggest that management practices indeed seem to have some positive effect on research productivity, and the effect is consistent in the earlier (1995–2000) and later (2001–2007) time period. Universities with a more intensive management approach not only have higher absolute level of research productivity but they demonstrate also faster growth in productivity. An omitted variable bias and robustness of the results to the choice of the output measure are under a particular attention and call for some caution in interpreting the results.
@article{beerkens_facts_????,
	title = {Facts and fads in academic research management: {The} effect of management practices on research productivity in {Australia}},
	issn = {0048-7333},
	shorttitle = {Facts and fads in academic research management},
	url = {http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048733313001303},
	doi = {10.1016/j.respol.2013.07.014},
	abstract = {Abstract
As a response to competitive market forces and governmental steering policies, Australian universities have strengthened considerably their internal research management in the last two decades. This paper examines empirically the effect of management on academic research productivity. The results suggest that management practices indeed seem to have some positive effect on research productivity, and the effect is consistent in the earlier (1995–2000) and later (2001–2007) time period. Universities with a more intensive management approach not only have higher absolute level of research productivity but they demonstrate also faster growth in productivity. An omitted variable bias and robustness of the results to the choice of the output measure are under a particular attention and call for some caution in interpreting the results.},
	urldate = {2013-09-13},
	journal = {Research Policy},
	author = {Beerkens, Maarja},
	keywords = {Academic Research, Australia, Performance, Productivity, Research management, Universities},
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}
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