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Ràfols, Ismael – Research Evaluation, 2019
The use of indicators in research policy and evaluation is widely perceived as problematic. Responding to demands for explicit normative framings in STI governance, I propose an agenda for transforming the place and role of indicators in policy. Given that expert advice should not separate knowledge formation from decision-making under conditions…
Descriptors: Science and Society, Scientific Research, Innovation, Decision Making
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Testa, Giuseppina; Szkuta, Katarzyna; Cunningham, Paul N. – Research Evaluation, 2019
Responding to the lack of in-depth research into the effects of R&D grants for scale-ups, this article examines how they impact upon firms' employment, firm economic and innovative performance, and firm innovative activities. Drawing on both policy evaluations and empirical literature relating to R&D programmes and firms' outputs, it…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Grants, Productivity, Innovation
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Waaijer, Cathelijn J. F. – Research Evaluation, 2018
Human capital is indispensable for regional innovation and economic growth, and PhD graduates (PhDs) play an important role in these processes. This is the first study describing the geographic origin and current work location of PhDs from Dutch universities, which are located in a densely populated area with a high concentration of basic science…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Foreign Countries, Human Capital, Geographic Regions
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Temple, Ludovic; Barret, Danielle; Blundo Canto, Genowefa; Dabat, Marie-Hélène; Devaux-Spatarakis, Agathe; Faure, Guy; Hainzelin, Etienne; Mathé, Syndhia; Toillier, Aurelie; Triomphe, Bernard – Research Evaluation, 2018
Over the past decade, renewed societal demands on public research have been structured by various generic issues, while others are specific to the context of developing countries. In the first part of this article, after reviewing those issues, we examine how they reshape the analytical frameworks that structure the understanding of causal…
Descriptors: Agriculture, Research, Research Utilization, Outcome Measures
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Petersen, Jessica – Research Evaluation, 2017
Journal editors play a crucial role in the scientific publication system, as they make the final decision on acceptance or rejection of manuscripts. Some critics, however, suspect that the more innovative a manuscript is, the less likely it will be accepted for publication. Especially top-tier journals are accused of rejecting innovative research.…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Editing, Intellectual Disciplines, Online Surveys
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Ahmed, Mohamed O.; Daw, Mohamed A.; van Velkinburgh, Jennifer C. – Research Evaluation, 2017
Understanding the publication output of a country's biomedical research can provide information for strengthening its policies, economy, and educational systems. Yet, this is the first bibliometric study to date to analyze and provide an in-depth discussion of the biomedical research productivity from Libyan academic institutions. The biomedical…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Periodicals, Biomedicine, Foreign Countries