IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/vrs/reoecp/v17y2017i4p337-362n1.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

The Impact of Governance on the Research Performance of European Universities in Cross-Country Comparisons

Author

Listed:
  • Sedláček Jan

    () (University of Economics Prague, Faculty of International Relations, Department of World Economy, Nám. W. Churchilla 4, 130 67 Praha 3, Czech Republic)

Abstract

The article concentrates on the impact of selected aspects of governance - the level of autonomy and the involvement of stakeholders in the internal governance of a university - on the research performance of universities measured by indicators of international university rankings in cross-country comparisons. The analyses are geographically situated in Europe. They follow two paths which are from the theoretical point of view based on the concepts of the principal-agent problem and stakeholder theory. Using linear regression, the author identifies statistically significant aspects of governance and compares them with results of previous studies. The findings serve as a basis for a discussion regarding how to create appropriate conditions for universities in order to improve their prospects for international success in research. The limitations of the results relating to the data, methodology and their application in the European context are discussed and general recommendations are formulated.

Suggested Citation

  • Sedláček Jan, 2017. "The Impact of Governance on the Research Performance of European Universities in Cross-Country Comparisons," Review of Economic Perspectives, Sciendo, vol. 17(4), pages 337-362, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:vrs:reoecp:v:17:y:2017:i:4:p:337-362:n:1
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/revecp.2017.17.issue-4/revecp-2017-0018/revecp-2017-0018.xml?format=INT
    Download Restriction: no

    Citations

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


    Cited by:

    1. repec:gam:jscscx:v:7:y:2018:i:8:p:138-:d:163647 is not listed on IDEAS

    More about this item

    Keywords

    governance; research performance; universities;

    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:vrs:reoecp:v:17:y:2017:i:4:p:337-362:n:1. 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: (Peter Golla). General contact details of provider: https://www.sciendo.com/services/journals .

    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.