World Top University Rankings: From Distribution to Implications on National Knowledge Creation and Competitiveness

Le, Thanh Quang and Tang, Kam Ki (2015). World Top University Rankings: From Distribution to Implications on National Knowledge Creation and Competitiveness. In Daniele Archibugi and Andrea Filippetti (Ed.), The handbook of global science, technology, and innovation (pp. 46-68) Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: John Wiley and Sons. doi:10.1002/9781118739044.ch2


Author Le, Thanh Quang
Tang, Kam Ki
Title of chapter World Top University Rankings: From Distribution to Implications on National Knowledge Creation and Competitiveness
Title of book The handbook of global science, technology, and innovation
Place of Publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley and Sons
Publication Year 2015
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1002/9781118739044.ch2
Series Handbook of global policy series
ISBN 9781118739068
9781118739044
1118739043
9781118738962
Editor Daniele Archibugi
Andrea Filippetti
Chapter number 2
Start page 46
End page 68
Total pages 23
Total chapters 28
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract/Summary This chapter studies the world rankings of top universities across countries and their implications for national innovation capability and international competitiveness. Since universities are institutions designed to create and transfer knowledge, top university rankings, to some extent, reflect countries’ capability of knowledge creation and human capital accumulation, which are the key factors for economic development and competitiveness. Making use of the Academic Ranking of World Universities data, the analysis is first conducted on the aggregate research scores of countries having universities listed on the league table. It then extends to examine the research output intensity by adjusting for countries’ economic power or market size. Each time, the research measures are compared across countries and geographical regions. While the United States’ dominance and China's fast rising in the league table is notable, the performance of other smaller countries is equally impressive when the scale factors are controlled.
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Book Chapter
Collections: Official 2016 Collection
School of Economics Publications
 
Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Created: Tue, 15 Sep 2015, 16:46:30 EST by Alys Hohnen on behalf of School of Economics