Research Policies Rewarding Quantity: Estonia and Ukraine. Kvantiteeti tasustav teaduspoliitika: Eesti ja Ukraina

  • Kadri Ukrainski University of Tartu
  • Aleksei Kelli University of Tartu
  • Yuriy Kapitsa Centre of the Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine
  • Karyna Shakhbazian Centre of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer, National Academy of Science of Ukraine
Keywords: universities, PROs, publications, patents, utility models, incentives, research funding, transformation

Abstract

This article is resting on the theoretical model of Braun (2003) describing the delegation modes for public funding of research in the principal-agent framework. It aims to show by using the conceptualisation of utility functions of principal and agents on the various levels, how different motivations for producing different kinds of research outputs emerge for researchers and universities or public research organisations in Estonia and Ukraine. The article attempts to offer one explanation to why in some quantitative research output indicators both countries perform very well compared to much lower levels of innovation system indicators otherwise. Estonia is rewarding publications and Ukraine is rewarding utility model applications throughout different levels of the system.
Published
2016-10-17
How to Cite
Ukrainski, K., Kelli, A., Kapitsa, Y., & Shakhbazian, K. (2016). Research Policies Rewarding Quantity: Estonia and Ukraine. Kvantiteeti tasustav teaduspoliitika: Eesti ja Ukraina. Estonian Discussions on Economic Policy, 24(2). https://doi.org/10.15157/tpep.v24i2.13097
Section
Riigi ja organisatsiooni arengupoliitikad. Organisations- und Entwicklungspolitiken. Organizational and Development Poli