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Grading Countries/Territories Using DEA Frontiers
KTH, School of Education and Communication in Engineering Science (ECE), Department for Library services, Language and ARC, Library, Publication Infrastructure.
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2015 (English)In: PROCEEDINGS OF ISSI 2015 ISTANBUL: 15TH INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF SCIENTOMETRICS AND INFORMETRICS CONFERENCE, Leuven University Press, 2015, 436-447 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Several approaches exist related to categorizing academic journals/institutions/countries into different levels. Most existing grading methods use either a weighted sum of quantitative indicators (including the case of one properly defined quantitative indicator) or quantified peer review results. An important issue of concern for science and technology management is the efficiency of resource utilization. In this paper we deal with this issue and use multi-level frontiers of data envelopment analysis (DEA) models to grade countries/territories. Research funding and numbers of researchers as used as inputs, while papers and citations are output variables. The research results show that using DEA frontiers we can grade countries/territories on six levels. These levels reflect the corresponding countries' level of efficiency in S&T resource utilization. Furthermore, we use papers and citations as single outputs (with research funding and researchers as inputs) to show changes in country/territory level.

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Leuven University Press, 2015. 436-447 p.
, Proceedings of the International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics, ISSN 2175-1935
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-191669ISI: 000380499700066ISBN: 978-975-518-381-7OAI: diva2:967843
15th International Conference of the International-Society-for-Scientometrics-and-Informetrics (ISSI) on Scientometrics and Informetrics, JUN 29-JUL 04, 2015, Bogazici Univ, Istanbul, TURKEY

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Available from: 2016-09-09 Created: 2016-09-02 Last updated: 2016-09-09Bibliographically approved

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