The missing link: How university managers mediate the impact of a performance-based research funding system.

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    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      organizational translation
      performance-based research funding systems
      research evaluation
      sociology of numbers
      university managers
    • NAICS/Industry Codes:
      813990 Other Similar Organizations (except Business, Professional, Labor, and Political Organizations)
    • Abstract:
      The impact of Performance-based Research Funding System (PRFS) has received increasing attention in recent years. However, the literature has focused on individual-level or country-level effects, mostly ignoring the 'missing link' between PRFSs and their effects: university managers. Drawing upon the sociology of numbers and theories of organizational translation, this article uses the concepts of actionability and legitimacy to analyse how and why managers at two Danish universities undertook local translations of a new Bibliometric Research Indicator (BRI). While scholars have emphasized how research evaluation systems can be either strong or weak by design, this study demonstrates how local managers to some extent make national systems strong or weak. The study also finds though that managers' translations are conditioned by a range of background factors. These factors are identified as financial incentives, problem definitions, indicator competition, and identity and culture. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen, Øster Farimagsgade 5, København K, Copenhagen, Denmark
    • ISSN:
      0958-2029
    • Accession Number:
      10.1093/reseval/rvy038
    • Accession Number:
      134050284
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      LIND, J. K. The missing link: How university managers mediate the impact of a performance-based research funding system. Research Evaluation, [s. l.], v. 28, n. 1, p. 84–93, 2019. DOI 10.1093/reseval/rvy038. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asr&AN=134050284. Acesso em: 7 jul. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Lind JK. The missing link: How university managers mediate the impact of a performance-based research funding system. Research Evaluation. 2019;28(1):84-93. doi:10.1093/reseval/rvy038.
    • AMA11:
      Lind JK. The missing link: How university managers mediate the impact of a performance-based research funding system. Research Evaluation. 2019;28(1):84-93. doi:10.1093/reseval/rvy038
    • APA:
      Lind, J. K. (2019). The missing link: How university managers mediate the impact of a performance-based research funding system. Research Evaluation, 28(1), 84–93. https://doi.org/10.1093/reseval/rvy038
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Lind, Jonas Krog. 2019. “The Missing Link: How University Managers Mediate the Impact of a Performance-Based Research Funding System.” Research Evaluation 28 (1): 84–93. doi:10.1093/reseval/rvy038.
    • Harvard:
      Lind, J. K. (2019) ‘The missing link: How university managers mediate the impact of a performance-based research funding system’, Research Evaluation, 28(1), pp. 84–93. doi: 10.1093/reseval/rvy038.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Lind, JK 2019, ‘The missing link: How university managers mediate the impact of a performance-based research funding system’, Research Evaluation, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 84–93, viewed 7 July 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Lind, Jonas Krog. “The Missing Link: How University Managers Mediate the Impact of a Performance-Based Research Funding System.” Research Evaluation, vol. 28, no. 1, Jan. 2019, pp. 84–93. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1093/reseval/rvy038.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Lind, Jonas Krog. “The Missing Link: How University Managers Mediate the Impact of a Performance-Based Research Funding System.” Research Evaluation 28, no. 1 (January 2019): 84–93. doi:10.1093/reseval/rvy038.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Lind JK. The missing link: How university managers mediate the impact of a performance-based research funding system. Research Evaluation [Internet]. 2019 Jan [cited 2020 Jul 7];28(1):84–93. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asr&AN=134050284