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Comparing the organization of public research funding in central and eastern European countries


  • Julita Jabłecka
  • Karel Sima
  • Kadri Ukrainski


In this article, we present a comparative analysis of the organization of public funding of research in three central and eastern European countries. We first compare the organization of funding agencies, the portfolio of funding instruments and, finally, the repartition of funding by beneficiaries. Further, we identify the main structural characteristics of the funding systems, by looking at features like sectoral divisions, level of delegation and the role of different institutional levels in the management of funding. Against a widespread conception of research policies in central and eastern European countries converging towards a western-style model, our study displays profound differences between the considered countries, related to history but also to contextual factors in the reform phase. Copyright , Beech Tree Publishing.

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  • Julita Jabłecka & Karel Sima & Kadri Ukrainski, 2009. "Comparing the organization of public research funding in central and eastern European countries," Science and Public Policy, Oxford University Press, vol. 36(9), pages 667-681, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:scippl:v:36:y:2009:i:9:p:667-681

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    1. Lepori, Benedetto, 2011. "Coordination modes in public funding systems," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 40(3), pages 355-367, April.
    2. repec:oup:scippl:v:44:y:2017:i:4:p:486-496. is not listed on IDEAS

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