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Effects of gender, age, research experience and leading role on academic productivity of Vietnamese researchers in the social sciences and humanities: exploring a 2008- 2017 Scopus dataset

Quan-Hoang Vuong, Tung Ho, Nancy K. Napier, Thu Trang Vuong and Hiep Pham
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Thu-Trang Vuong and Quan-Hoang Vuong

No 17-014, Working Papers CEB from ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles

Abstract: Academic productivity has been studied by scholars all around the world for many years. However, in Vietnam, this topic has thus far been under-researched. This research therefore aims to better understand the correlations between gender, age, research experience, the leading role of corresponding authors and the total numbers of their publications, in the specific realm of social sciences. The study employs a Scopus dataset during 2008-2017, containing publication profiles of 410 Vietnamese researchers. Contrary to a range of previous studies, the results indicate that among accomplished social scientists, males have not been more productive or proficient than females with respect to academic publications (βmale = -0.179, p = 0.60). On the other hand, the proficient skills and broad vision of corresponding authors have proved to exert a rather strong influence on their sheer number of papers (ρ = 0.832). Older age and longer research time also contribute to more success in their academic careers (βage≥50 = 0.950, p

Keywords: Social science publications; corresponding author; career age; age; gender (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I23 O38 P36 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 16 p.
Date: 2017-04-20
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