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Estudio exploratorio sobre expectativas, gobernanza y rendimiento en las redes de investigación de Galicia

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  • PATRICIA SOMORROSTRO LÓPEZ
  • JOSÉ CABANELAS OMIL
  • PABLO CABANELAS

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Las redes regionales de investigación tienen un papel destacado en la creación de conocimiento científico y en la innovación, actividades clave en la realidad económica moderna. Este artículo analiza las expectativas de los grupos de investigación y explora la incidencia de la gobernanza en el rendimiento de las redes de investigación mediante un análisis que incluye datos de once redes públicas de investigación, integradas por 83 grupos de investigación en Galicia. La investigación muestra que las redes satisfacen las expectativas de los grupos que en ellas participan, especialmente en términos de resultados, y que existe una serie de factores de gobernanza asociados positiva-mente al rendimiento. Entre las implicaciones derivadas de estos hallazgos destacan la necesidad de impulsar lazos fuertes entre los grupos de investigación en la red, la articulación de acuerdos de equidad y el establecimiento de mecanismos de evaluación en la red. Aunque también se identifican otros factores que influyen de forma negativa en el rendimiento de la red, fundamentalmente la excesiva centralidad y la intermediación de unos grupos de investigación sobre otros. Regional research networks have an important role in the creation of scientific knowledge and innovation, key activities in modern economic reality. This paper analyzes the expectations of re-search groups, and explores the impact of governance on performance research networks, through an analysis that includes data from 11 public research networks, comprising 83 research groups in Galicia. Research shows that networks fulfill the expectations of the participating groups, especially in terms of results, and also discover that governance factors are positively associated with performance. The findings highlight the need to promote strong ties among the research groups in the network, the development of equity arrangements, and the definition of network evaluation mechanisms. Furthermore other factors that negatively influence the network performance were identified, such as the excessive centralization and intermediation of some research groups.

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  • Patricia Somorrostro López & José Cabanelas Omil & Pablo Cabanelas, 2014. "Estudio exploratorio sobre expectativas, gobernanza y rendimiento en las redes de investigación de Galicia," Revista Galega de Economía, University of Santiago de Compostela. Faculty of Economics and Business., vol. 23(2), pages 157-176.
  • Handle: RePEc:sdo:regaec:v:23:y:2014:i:2_8
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