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University research funding and publication performance--An international comparison

Otto Auranen and Mika Nieminen

Research Policy, 2010, vol. 39, issue 6, 822-834

Abstract: In current science policies, competition and output incentives are emphasized as a means of making university systems efficient and productive. By comparing eight countries, this article analyzes how funding environments of university research vary across countries and whether more competitive funding systems are more efficient in producing scientific publications. The article shows that there are significant differences in the competitiveness of funding systems, but no straightforward connection between financial incentives and the efficiency of university systems exists. Our results provoke questions about whether financial incentives boost publication productivity, and whether policy-makers should place greater emphasis on other factors relevant to high productivity.

Keywords: University; research; Funding; Competition; Publication; performance; Efficiency (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010
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