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ERIC Number: ED533084
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
Highly Cited Leaders and the Performance of Research Universities
Goodall, Amanda H.
Cornell Higher Education Research Institute
There is a large literature on the productivity of universities. Little is known, however, about how different types of leader affect a university's later performance. By constructing a new longitudinal data set, I provide evidence that the research quality of a university improves after it appoints a president (vice chancellor) who is an accomplished scholar. The findings have policy implications for governments, universities, and a range of research and knowledge-intensive organizations. Appended are: (1) Universities in the Sample; (2) Description of the Data (Means) Across Three Time Periods; and (3) Citation Normalization Process. (Contains 7 tables, 1 figure and 19 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cornell Higher Education Research Institute (CHERI)
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom