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Hellström, Tomas; Jabrane, Leila; Brattström, Erik – Research Evaluation, 2018
This study investigates the relationship between resource concentration/stability and new results/breakthroughs in the context of a Swedish Center of Excellence (CoE) scheme. A common assumption in using the CoE instrument is that there is a scale return to research on concentration of funds. However, the details of how funding connects to such…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Financial Support, Research, Qualitative Research
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Sörlin, Sverker – Research Evaluation, 2018
This article draws on the efforts to enhance and incentivize the humanities in the Nordic countries in the last quarter century, with a main focus on Sweden. During this period, bibliometric methodologies and a series of 'crisis debates' have formed an image of Nordic humanities as provincial, parochial, and not performing on a par with relatively…
Descriptors: Humanities, Foreign Countries, Research, Change
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Hammarfelt, Björn; Rushforth, Alexander D. – Research Evaluation, 2017
A researcher's number of publications has been a fundamental merit in the competition for academic positions since the late 18th century. Today, the simple counting of publications has been supplemented with a whole range of bibliometric indicators, which supposedly not only measures the volume of research but also its impact. In this study, we…
Descriptors: Bibliometrics, Economics Education, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Selection
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Bruno, Karl; Larsen, Katarina; van Leeuwen, Thed N. – Research Evaluation, 2017
This article examines dynamics of knowledge production and discourses of basic-applied science and relevance at the Swedish Institute for Surface Chemistry, a semi-public industrially oriented research institute, from 1980 to 2005. We employ a three-pronged method, consisting of (1) an analysis of how the institute articulated its research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific Research, Chemistry, Research and Development Centers