Critical masses for academic research groups and consequences for higher education research policy and management

@inproceedings{Kenna2012CriticalMF,
  title={Critical masses for academic research groups and consequences for higher education research policy and management},
  author={Ralph Kenna and Bertrand Berche},
  year={2012}
}
  • Ralph Kenna, Bertrand Berche
  • Published 2012
  • Sociology
  • Smaller universities may produce research which is on a par with larger, elite establishments. This is confirmed by a recently developed mathematical model, supported by data from British and French higher education research-evaluation exercises. The detailed nature of the UK system, in particular, allows quantification of the notion of critical mass in research. It is shown that research quality increases with group quantity, but only up to a limiting size referred to as the upper critical… CONTINUE READING

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