nep-sog New Economics Papers
on Sociology of Economics
Issue of 2017‒04‒23
one paper chosen by
Jonas Holmström
Axventure AB

  1. Effects of gender, age, research experience and leading role on academic productivity of Vietnamese researchers in the social sciences and humanities: exploring a 2008- 2017 Scopus dataset By Quan-Hoang Vuong; Tung Manh Ho; Nancy K. Napier; Thu Trang Vuong; Hiep Hung Pham

  1. By: Quan-Hoang Vuong; Tung Manh Ho; Nancy K. Napier; Thu Trang Vuong; Hiep Hung Pham
    Abstract: Academic productivity has been studied by scholars all around the world for many years. However, in Vietnam, this topic has thus far been under-researched. This research therefore aims to better understand the correlations between gender, age, research experience, the leading role of corresponding authors and the total numbers of their publications, in the specific realm of social sciences. The study employs a Scopus dataset during 2008-2017, containing publication profiles of 410 Vietnamese researchers. Contrary to a range of previous studies, the results indicate that among accomplished social scientists, males have not been more productive or proficient than females with respect to academic publications (βmale = -0.179, p = 0.60). On the other hand, the proficient skills and broad vision of corresponding authors have proved to exert a rather strong influence on their sheer number of papers (ρ = 0.832). Older age and longer research time also contribute to more success in their academic careers (βage≥50 = 0.950, p
    Keywords: Social science publications; corresponding author; career age; age; gender
    JEL: I23 O38 P36
    Date: 2017–04–20

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