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
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
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