IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/rai/zfpers/doi_10.1688-1862-0000_zfp_2012_04_breuninger.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

Like father(s), like son(s): Does the Relation between Advisor and Student Productivity Persist on Group Level?

Author

Listed:
  • Breuninger, Susanne
  • Pull, Kerstin
  • Pferdmenges, Birgit

Abstract

In light of the trend towards the Anglo-Saxon model of structured PhD education we analyze whether the positive relation between supervisor research productivity and young researcher productivity does persist in research groups where several PhD and postdoctoral students are supervised by a team of cooperating senior researchers. Our empirical analysis is based on a data set of 86 research training groups from different disciplinary fields funded by the German Research Foundation. We find that the positive relation between supervisor and student productivity also holds on group level. Controlling for group composition with respect to students’ study background and demographics (age, gender and cultural background), we find evidence for age and gender diversity effects. Our results prove to be robust to a whole set of additional control variables such as group size, disciplinary field and advisor-student ratio.

Suggested Citation

  • Breuninger, Susanne & Pull, Kerstin & Pferdmenges, Birgit, 2012. "Like father(s), like son(s): Does the Relation between Advisor and Student Productivity Persist on Group Level?," Zeitschrift fuer Personalforschung. German Journal of Research in Human Resource Management, Rainer Hampp Verlag, vol. 26(4), pages 331-345.
  • Handle: RePEc:rai:zfpers:doi_10.1688/1862-0000_zfp_2012_04_breuninger
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://www.hampp-verlag.de/hampp_e-journals_ZfP.htm#412
    Download Restriction: no

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as


    Cited by:

    1. repec:spr:schmbr:v:18:y:2017:i:2:d:10.1007_s41464-017-0029-8 is not listed on IDEAS

    More about this item

    Keywords

    research productivity; research groups; group composition; supervision;

    JEL classification:

    • I23 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Higher Education; Research Institutions
    • M12 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Personnel Management; Executives; Executive Compensation
    • M53 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Personnel Economics - - - Training

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:rai:zfpers:doi_10.1688/1862-0000_zfp_2012_04_breuninger. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Rainer Hampp). General contact details of provider: http://www.hampp-verlag.de/ .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.