A long-term assessment of finance research performance among Asia-Pacific academic institutions (1990-2008)

Kam C. Chan, Carl R. Chen, Tan Charlene Lee

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Abstract

We provide a long-term assessment of finance research in the Asia-Pacific region. Similar to the earlier findings in Chan et al. (2001) and Chan et al. (2005), the Asia-Pacific academic institutions, as a group, perform very well during 1990-2008. The two quality-adjusted weighted article metrics suggest that institutions in the region exhibit an increasing trend in the absolute number of articles and the relative percentage share of global research output. The Gini coefficients, while showing that the degree of concentration of research output continues to be high, suggest that the degree of research output concentration steadily decreases over the period. During the sample period, the top five institutions are Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the University of New South Wales, Chinese University of Hong Kong, National University of Singapore, and Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The top two researchers' percentage share of total research output ranges from a low of 18.7% in Hong Kong University of Science and Technology to a high of 59.8% in RMIT University. Among the top 25 institutions, a total of 14 top researchers (28%) have left their affiliated institutions as of June 1, 2009, suggesting considerable job mobility among active researchers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-171
Number of pages15
JournalPacific Basin Finance Journal
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2011

Keywords

  • Asia?Pacific
  • GO
  • Institutional ranking
  • Research assessment

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