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ERIC Number: EJ834792
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0951-5224
Effect of Entrepreneurial Behaviour on Researchers' Knowledge Production: Evidence from Canadian Universities
Rherrad, Imad
Higher Education Quarterly, v63 n2 p160-176 Apr 2009
The article studies the differences in knowledge production between academic researchers. In this perspective, it attempts at first to answer the following question: what factors explain differences in knowledge production between Canadian researchers in natural sciences and engineering? After a presentation of some of the empirical evidence related to this first question, a distinction between two types of academic institutions, entrepreneurial versus non-entrepreneurial universities, is introduced. Drawing from this distinction, four empirical models are suggested to test differences in knowledge production between entrepreneurial and non-entrepreneurial researchers. The results show, first, that funding, time devoted to teaching activities, research team and individual attributes have a similar but differentiated impact on knowledge production of entrepreneurial and non-entrepreneurial researchers. Second, there are some unbalanced effects of the variables co-operation, time devoted to research activities, academic fields and university size on the knowledge production of Canadian researchers on natural science and engineering.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A