National research assessment exercises: the effects of changing the rules of the game during the game

@article{Abramo2011NationalRA,
  title={National research assessment exercises: the effects of changing the rules of the game during the game},
  author={Giovanni Abramo and Ciriaco Andrea D'Angelo and Flavia Di Costa},
  journal={Scientometrics},
  year={2011},
  volume={88},
  pages={229-238}
}
National research evaluation exercises provide a comparative measure of research performance of the nation’s institutions, and as such represent a tool for stimulating research productivity, particularly if the results are used to inform selective funding by government. While a school of thought welcomes frequent changes in evaluation criteria in order to prevent the subjects evaluated from adopting opportunistic behaviors, it is evident that the “rules of the game” should above all be… CONTINUE READING