European countries are increasingly concerned with the efficiency of their universities. An issue that has been discussed repeatedly is the lack of meritocracy in recruiting and hiring processes (Perotti 2002, Combes et al. 2008, Durante et al. 2011).
It’s not what you know, but who you know: The role of connections in academic promotions
Manuel F. Bagues, Natalia Zinovyeva, 16 September 2012
The gender of American academic leaders matters
Ronald G. Ehrenberg, 25 January 2010
Over the last 30 years, the percentage of women receiving PhDs from American universities has increased from around 25% to 45%.
Why it matters who leads research universities
Amanda Goodall, 2 January 2010
It is well known that the top European research universities underperform compared to their American counterparts. The evidence is summarised with policy recommendations by van der Ploeg and Veugelers (2008a,b).
Is Europe lagging behind the US in university technology licensing?
Annamaria Conti , Patrick Gaulé, 30 July 2009
In an increasingly knowledge-based economy, it is widely believed that the quality of university-industry linkages is important for growth.
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