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The effect of funding modes on the quality of knowledge production
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Sustainability and Industrial Dynamics.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1292-8239
2013 (English)In: Proceedings of ISSI 2013 - 14th International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology , 2013, 664-676 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Do funding modes have an effect on the quality of knowledge production? In this paper we develop an approach to investigate this, using the new WoS field on funder data, using climate change research in Sweden and the Netherlands in 2009-2010 as a case. We firstly developed an operational definition of climate change research, and retrieved all WoS records for the countries and years mentioned. We developed a classification scheme for the funding organizations of 13 categories, using dimensions as top-down/bottom-up, large/small research, national/international, and public/private. Then all funding institutions were manually classified in the 13 categories. We then calculated the average impact of the papers for each of the funding categories. The results clearly show differences between the funder types, and also between the countries. The latter indicates that a funding mode may be organized in different ways affecting the effectiveness. Finally, we discuss further research.

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AIT Austrian Institute of Technology , 2013. 664-676 p.
Keyword [en]
Classification scheme, Knowledge production, Netherlands, Operational definition, Topdown, Climate change, Research, Finance
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-146915ISI: 000353961700052ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84896890241ISBN: 978-320003135-7OAI: diva2:727185
14th International Society of Scientometrics and Informetrics Conference, ISSI 2013; Vienna; Austria; 15 July 2013 through 20 July 2013

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Available from: 2014-06-19 Created: 2014-06-18 Last updated: 2015-12-09Bibliographically approved

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