Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-51543
Frey, Bruno S; Osterloh, Margit (2011). Rankings Games. Working paper series / Department of Economics No. 39, University of Zurich.
Research rankings based on publications and citations today dominate governance of academia. Yet they have unintended side effects on individual scholars and academic institutions and can be counterproductive. They induce a substitution of the “taste for science” by a “taste for publication”. We suggest as alternatives careful selection and socialization of scholars, supplemented by periodic self-evaluations and awards. Neither should rankings be a basis for the distributions of funds within universities. Rather, qualified individual scholars should be supported by basic funds to be able to engage in new and unconventional research topics and methods.
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|Item Type:||Working Paper|
|Communities & Collections:||03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Economics
Working Paper Series > Department of Economics
|JEL Classification:||A10, D02, H83, L23, M50|
|Deposited On:||25 Nov 2011 10:13|
|Last Modified:||12 Sep 2012 14:57|
|Series Name:||Working paper series / Department of Economics|
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