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ERIC Number: EJ1000033
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 70
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1560
Deepening Our Understanding of Academic Inbreeding Effects on Research Information Exchange and Scientific Output: New Insights for Academic Based Research
Horta, Hugo
Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, v65 n4 p487-510 Apr 2013
This paper analyzes the impact of academic inbreeding in relation to academic research, and proposes a new conceptual framework for its analysis. We find that mobility (or lack of) at the early research career stage is decisive in influencing academic behaviors and scientific productivity. Less mobile academics have more inward oriented information exchange dynamics and lower scientific productivity. The analysis also indicates that the information exchange and scientific productivity of academics that changed institutions only once do not differ substantially from that of "mobile inbred academics". This emphasizes the need for mobility throughout scientific and academic careers and calls for policies to curtail academic inbreeding.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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