An international comparison among scientific research assessment systems
This paper critically compares and discusses the periodic scientific research assessment systems of Italy and of four comparable Countries. The four Countries are: United Kingdom, Australia, France and Spain. I discuss the key features of the abovementioned systems, including: the research quality assessment criteria, the reference to international research quality standards, the impact and relevance of the research outside the academia, the consistency of the scientific researcher’s outputs with the scientific discipline and with the hosting institution’s strategy and activities. I conclude with a direct comparison with the Italian system and with some possible proposals for improving the current Italian scientific research assessment framework.
Greco G. (2014), Una comparazione internazionale tra i sistemi di valutazione della ricerca scientifica, Management Control, 1, pp. 87-99, Doi: 10.3280/MACO2014-001006