The Impact of Research Collaboration on Academic Performance: An Empirical Analysis for Russian Universities
22 Pages Posted: 8 Feb 2017 Last revised: 18 Dec 2017
Date Written: January 26, 2017
The aim of this paper is to investigate the impact of external research collaborations on the scientific performance of academic institutions. Data are derived from the international SCOPUS database. We consider the number of citations of publications to evaluate university performance in Russia. To this end, we develop a non-overlapping generations model to evidence the theoretical idea of research externalities between academic institutions. Moreover, we implement different empirical models to test for the effect of external scientific collaborations on the institutional research quality. The results confirm an important positive impact of co-authoring process.
Keywords: research collaboration, research evaluation, universities, unversity research, bibliometrics, scientometrics, Scopus, Russia, Russian studies, scientific persormance
JEL Classification: I21, I20, I28
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