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Academic research resources and academic quality: a cross-country analysis

Pin-Hua Lin (), Jong-Rong Chen () and Chih-Hai Yang ()
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Pin-Hua Lin: Science & Technology Policy Research and Information Center
Chih-Hai Yang: National Central University

Scientometrics, 2014, vol. 101, issue 1, No 6, 109-123

Abstract: Abstract Does devoting more academic research resources promote academic quality? This study aims to examine the influence of higher education R&D expenditure (HERD) on academic quality measured by the relative citation impact (RCI). Both the ordered Probit and panel data models are employed to implement the empirical estimation, the cross-country evidence suggests that an increase in academic R&D is positively related to academic quality. The further analyses on different academic disciplines show the HERD is more relevant to science publications. This finding is robust for various specifications.

Keywords: Academic quality; Relative citation impact; Ordered probit model (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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