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Title Incentives and performance : governance of research organizations / Isabell M. Welpe, Jutta Wollersheim, Stefanie Ringelhan, Margit Osterloh, editors.
Imprint Cham : Springer, [2014]

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Subject Research institutes -- Management.
Alt Name Welpe, Isabell, 1975-
Wollersheim, Jutta,
Ringelhan, Stefanie,
Osterloh, Margit,
Description 1 online resource (xxv, 488 pages) : illustrations (some color)
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Preface; Does Science Go Wrong?; Conceptual Basis; Governance of Research Organizations: Contributions of Our Book; Outlook; Acknowledgments; References; Contents; Part I: Performance Management; Issues and Trends in Publishing Behavioral Science: A Quarrelsome Crew Struggling with a Disintegrating Boat on a Stormy Sea; 1 Introduction; 2 The Storm-Tossed Sea: Universities Trying to Adapt to Social and Technological Revolutions; 3 The Disintegrating Boat: Academic Publishers Fighting to Survive in a World that No Longer Needs Them.
4 The Stricken Crew: Behavioral Researchers Debating What to Do, How to Do It, and Whether It Is Worth Doing5 Implications for Universities, Schools, and Governments; 6 Implications for Researchers; References; How Nonsense Became Excellence: Forcing Professors to Publish; 1 Introduction: The Illusion of Promoting Efficiency by Setting up Competitions; 2 Competing to Get Published: The Peer-Review Process; 2.1 Strategic Citing and Praising; 2.2 Sticking to Established Theories; 2.3 Impressing by Technicalities Instead of by Content; 2.4 Undermining Anonymity by Building Expert Networks.
3 Competing for Top-Rankings by Maximizing Publications and Citations3.1 Using Salami Tactics; 3.2 Increasing the Number of Authors per Article; 3.3 Becoming More and More Specialized; 3.4 Engaging in Fraud; References; Science in the Hands of Strategic Management: The Metrification of Scientific Work and Its Impact on the Evolution of Knowledge; 1 Strategic Management of Universities: The USA and Germany; 2 Tightening Control: Recent Developments in the Quality Management of Universities in the German Context; 3 Why Science Needs Freedom to Fail to Advance Knowledge; References.
A Theory Exploring How Expert Leaders Influence Performance in Knowledge-Intensive Organizations1 Introduction; 2 Expert Leaders and Organizational Performance; 3 Expert Knowledge in the Core-Business; 4 How do Expert Leaders Positively Influence Organizations?; 4.1 Expert Leaders; 4.2 Decisions and Actions; 4.2.1 Knowledge-Based Strategy; 4.2.2 Work Environment, Goal Setting and Evaluation of Core Workers; 4.2.3 Standard Bearers in Hiring Choices; 4.3 Expertise as a Signal; 4.3.1 Signals Credibility; 4.3.2 Signals Work Conditions; 4.3.3 Signals Strategic Priorities.
5 Discussion: The Potential Vulnerabilities of Expert LeadersReferences; Incentives and Power: An Organizational Perspective; 1 Introduction; 2 Power in Organizations; 2.1 Personnel Power; 2.2 Organizational Power; 2.3 Power over Resources; 3 Summary and Discussion; References; Performance Management and Incentive Systems in Research Organizations: Effects, Limits and Opportunities; 1 Introduction; 2 Performance Management and Incentive Systems in Research Organizations; 2.1 Performance Management Systems in Research Organizations; 2.2 Incentive Systems in Research Organizations.
Summary ​This book contributes to the current discussion in society, politics and higher education on innovation capacity and the financial and non-financial incentives for researchers. The expert contributions in the book deal with implementation of incentive systems at higher education institutions in order to foster innovation. On the other hand, the book also discusses the extent to which governance structures from economy can be transferred to universities and how scientific performance can be measured and evaluated. This book is essential for decision-makers in knowledge-intensive organizations.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed December 4, 2014).
ISBN 9783319097855 (electronic bk.)
3319097857 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-319-09785-5
OCLC # 894893489
Additional Format Print version: Welpe, Isabell M. Incentives and Performance : Governance of Research Organizations. Cham : Springer International Publishing, 2014 9783319097848

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