Scientometrics

, 76:225

The measurement of Italian universities’ research productivity by a non parametric-bibliometric methodology

Authors

    • Laboratory for Studies of Research and Technology Transfer, School of Engineering, Department of ManagementUniversity of Rome “Tor Vergata”
    • Italian National Research Council
    • Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’ImpresaUniversità degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”
  • Ciriaco Andrea D’Angelo
    • Laboratory for Studies of Research and Technology Transfer, School of Engineering, Department of ManagementUniversity of Rome “Tor Vergata”
  • Fabio Pugini
    • Laboratory for Studies of Research and Technology Transfer, School of Engineering, Department of ManagementUniversity of Rome “Tor Vergata”
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11192-007-1942-2

Cite this article as:
Abramo, G., D’Angelo, C.A. & Pugini, F. Scientometrics (2008) 76: 225. doi:10.1007/s11192-007-1942-2

Abstract

This paper presents a methodology for measuring the technical efficiency of research activities. It is based on the application of data envelopment analysis to bibliometric data on the Italian university system. For that purpose, different input values (research personnel by level and extra funding) and output values (quantity, quality and level of contribution to actual scientific publications) are considered. Our study aims at overcoming some of the limitations connected to the methodologies that have so far been proposed in the literature, in particular by surveying the scientific production of universities by authors’ name.

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