ERIC Number: EJ1002709
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 72
Global Status, Intra-Institutional Stratification and Organizational Segmentation: A Time-Dynamic Tobit Analysis of ARWU Position among U.S. Universities
Cantwell, Brendan; Taylor, Barrett J.
Minerva: A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, v51 n2 p195-223 Jun 2013
Ranking systems such as "The Times Higher Education's World University Rankings" and Shanghai Jiao Tong University's "Academic Rankings of World Universities" simultaneously mark global status and stimulate global academic competition. As international ranking systems have become more prominent, researchers have begun to examine whether global rankings are creating increased inequality within and between universities. Using a panel Tobit regression analysis, this study assesses the extent to which markers of inter-institutional stratification and organizational segmentation predict global status among US research universities as measured by position in ARWU. Findings indicate some support that both inter-institutional stratification and organizational segmentation predict global status.
Descriptors: Research Universities, Competition, Status, Institutional Characteristics, Rating Scales, Regression (Statistics)
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