Highly Cited Leaders and the Performance of Research Universities
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Goodall, Amanda H.
There is a large literature on the productivity of universities. Little is known, however, about how different types of leader affect a university s later performance. By constructing a new longitudinal data set, I provide evidence that the research quality of a university improves after it appoints a president (vice chancellor) who is an accomplished scholar. The findings have policy implications for governments, universities, and a range of research and knowledge-intensive organizations.
research performance; innovation; leadership; business schools; productivity
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