Measuring Research Performance and Capabilities of Institutions: Empirical Evidence and Standardization

International Research Journal of Finance and Economics, Issue 83, 2012

16 Pages Posted: 3 Jun 2012

Date Written: January 1, 2012

Abstract

The research performance of the university is dependent on the various factors such as capabilities of institutions. A comprehensive catalog of 20 capabilities has been identified, out of which 08 highly relevant capabilities have been selected for data collection. Pakistani universities have been ranked by the HEC Pakistan to make a collective list of 97 universities (in terms of research output). The capabilities of universities data has been collected for 07 universities of Pakistan, for the purpose of data collection the websites of the universities have been used. The study has suggested that out of the listed capabilities Access to online journals and Library, Number of Programs offered, Faculty Training, and Liaison with International Universities play a vital role in enhancing the research performance. Towards the end the criticism on the ranking criteria has been done and then 10 possible actions have been suggested to enhance research performance. The findings of the research can be implied in those universities where the concern of enhancing research performance is focal point.

Keywords: Research Output, Thomson-Reuters, Ranking Criterion, HEC Pakistan

Suggested Citation

Hameed, Irfan and Butt, Atif Shahab and Shakoor, Rehan and Soomro, Yasir Ali, Measuring Research Performance and Capabilities of Institutions: Empirical Evidence and Standardization (January 1, 2012). International Research Journal of Finance and Economics, Issue 83, 2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2074378

Irfan Hameed (Contact Author)

Iqra University ( email )

Defence View, Phase-2
Karachi, Sindh
Pakistan

Atif Shahab Butt

Iqra University ( email )

Defence View, Phase-2
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Karachi, SD Sindh 74560
Pakistan
111264264 (Phone)
5894806 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.iqra.edu.pk

Rehan Shakoor

IQRA University ( email )

Defence View
Shaheed-e-Millat Road (Ext.)
Karachi, Sindh 75500
Pakistan

Yasir Ali Soomro

IQRA University ( email )

Defence View
Shaheed-e-Millat Road (Ext.)
Karachi, Sindh 75500
Pakistan

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