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    Managing individual research productivity in academic organizations: A review of the evidence and a path forward

    Ryazanova, Olga and Jaskiene, Jolanta (2022) Managing individual research productivity in academic organizations: A review of the evidence and a path forward. Research Policy, 51 (104448). pp. 1-17. ISSN 0048-7333

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    The management of research productivity is central to university governance and drives a broad range of decisions, including those on hiring, promotion and funding allocation. Policymakers and academic leaders responsible for improving their institutions’ research performance need an evidence-based understanding of the organizational factors that can be managed in pursuit of better publication outcomes. Our paper reviews the empirical evidence on the drivers of research productivity that can be actively managed by organizations and policymakers. Such drivers include organizational structures, research culture, features of task environment for academic work, and resource allocation. To advance the state of science in research productivity literature, we then analyze assumptions and highlight mechanisms that need to be explored in order to improve theoretical and methodological state of the field. We suggest directions for future research with the aim to create a deeper and more cohesive body of knowledge on how organizations, funding bodies, and government agencies can influence scientific performance at the individual level. To advance the practice of research management, we offer a rigorous synthesis of existing empirical evidence that can help academic leaders in supporting and developing faculty research productivity within their institutions.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Research productivity; Higher education; Research institutions; Evidence-based management;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 18248
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    Depositing User: Olga Ryazanova
    Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2024 15:34
    Journal or Publication Title: Research Policy
    Publisher: Elsevier
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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