The consequences of competition: simulating the effects of research grant allocation strategies (2016)
AuthorsHöylä, Thomas, Bartneck, Christoph, Tiihonen, Timoshow all
© 2016, Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary. Researchers have to operate in an increasingly competitive environment in which funding is becoming a scarce resource. Funding agencies are unable to experiment with their allocation policies since even small changes can have dramatic effects on academia. We present a Proposal-Evaluation-Grant System (PEGS) which allows us to simulate different research funding allocation policies. We implemented four Resource Allocation Strategies (RAS) entitled Communism, Lottery, Realistic, and Ideal. The results show that there is a strong effect of the RAS on the careers of the researchers. In addition the PEGS investigated the influence of the paper writing skill and the grant review errors.
CitationHöylä T, Bartneck C, Tiihonen T (2016). The consequences of competition: simulating the effects of research grant allocation strategies. Scientometrics. 108(1). 263-288.
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KeywordsScience & Technology; Technology; Computer Science, Interdisciplinary Applications; Information Science & Library Science; Computer Science; Funding; Allocation; Competition; Simulation; FACULTY; UNIVERSITY; INTENTION; IMPACT; LEAVE
ANZSRC Fields of Research44 - Human society::4407 - Policy and administration::440710 - Research, science and technology policy
39 - Education::3903 - Education systems::390303 - Higher education
46 - Information and computing sciences::4610 - Library and information studies::461005 - Informetrics
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