University Inbreeding: An Impact on Values, Strategies and Individual Productivity of Faculty Members

18 Pages Posted: 1 Feb 2012

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Maria Yudkevich

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Elizaveta Sivak

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Date Written: January 31, 2012

Abstract

In this paper we discuss positive and negative aspects of university inbreeding – a practice of hiring university graduates as members of its faculty. We provide a detailed review of empirical studies related to inbreeding and its consequences, especially for faculty effectiveness and career, in different education systems. We use data of a 2007 faculty survey of 28 Saint Petersburg public higher education institutions which have undergraduate programs in economics to describe a situation in Russian universities. We demonstrate that inbreeding has a significant impact on individual careers and value orientations of university faculty members.

Keywords: academic mobility, university inbreeding, academic norms

Suggested Citation

Yudkevich, Maria and Sivak, Elizaveta, University Inbreeding: An Impact on Values, Strategies and Individual Productivity of Faculty Members (January 31, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1996417 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1996417

Maria Yudkevich (Contact Author)

National Research University Higher School of Economics ( email )

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Moscow, Moscow 119017
Russia

Elizaveta Sivak

National Research University Higher School of Economics

Myasnitskaya street, 20
Moscow, Moscow 119017
Russia

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