Herding cats? Management and university performance
AbstractUsing a tried and tested measure of management practices which has been shown to predict firm performance, we survey nearly 250 departments across 100+ UK universities. We find large differences in management scores across universities and that departments in older, research-intensive universities score higher than departments in newer, more teaching-oriented universities. We also find that management matters in universities. The scores, particularly with respect to provision of incentives for staff recruitment, retention and promotion, are correlated with both teaching and research performance conditional on resources and past performance. Moreover, this relationship holds for all universities, not just research-intensive ones.
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Date of creation: Jul 2013
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- John McCormack & Carol Propper & Sarah Smith, 2013. "Herding cats? Management and university performance," The Centre for Market and Public Organisation 13/308, Department of Economics, University of Bristol, UK.
- I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
- M51 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting - - Personnel Economics - - - Firm Employment Decisions; Promotions
- M54 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting - - Personnel Economics - - - Labor Management
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- NEP-BEC-2013-09-24 (Business Economics)
- NEP-CSE-2013-09-24 (Economics of Strategic Management)
- NEP-EDU-2013-09-24 (Education)
- NEP-EFF-2013-09-24 (Efficiency & Productivity)
- NEP-HRM-2013-09-24 (Human Capital & Human Resource Management)
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- Goodall, Amanda H. & McDowell, John M. & Singell, Larry D., 2014. "Leadership and the Research Productivity of University Departments," IZA Discussion Papers 7903, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
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