Academic Research Performance and Intellectual Capital Measurement System: Evidence from Italian Universities

16 Pages Posted: 9 Jun 2012

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Riccardo Palumbo

University of Chieti-Pescara; European Capital Markets CRC

Daniela Di Berardino

Dipartimento di Economia Aziendale - University of Chieti-Pescara

Date Written: June 6, 2012

Abstract

The paper investigates the correlation between some indicators promoted in international experience of measuring the Intellectual Capital of universities and the scientific performance of these insitutions. This study uses data reported to the researchers of Chemistry of Italian universities (over the period 2000-2007) and integrates the results of peer assessment of first Italian Research Assessment Exercise (VTR) with bibliometric indicators. Relations between quantitative and qualitative research evaluation methods are underlined. The analysis shows significant correlations among size of university, financial resources, teaching load, mobility and scientific performance and suggests an integration of ICU report. Also, have been proposed some hypotheses about the possible conditioning of the Impact Factor on the peer evaluations.

Keywords: Academic research performance, research evaluation methods, intellectual capital, accountability, governance

JEL Classification: O32, M13

Suggested Citation

Palumbo, Riccardo and Di Berardino, Daniela, Academic Research Performance and Intellectual Capital Measurement System: Evidence from Italian Universities (June 6, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2079099 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2079099

Riccardo Palumbo (Contact Author)

University of Chieti-Pescara ( email )

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European Capital Markets CRC ( email )

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Daniela Di Berardino

Dipartimento di Economia Aziendale - University of Chieti-Pescara ( email )

Viale Pindaro 42
Pescara, 65127
Italy

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