MacGregor, Rob; Rix, Mark; Aylward, David; and Glynn, John, 2006, Factors Associated with Research Management in Australian Commerce and Business Faculties, Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 28(1), 59-70.
Measurable research outputs have become part of the overall research management structure within Australian universities over the past ten years. As such, policy makers and administrators alike have come to regard effective management structures and mechanisms as fundamental components of a research environment capable of generating desired quantities of quality outcomes. This paper is based on empirical research carried out over the past year that surveyed academics from commerce and business faculties in Australian universities. The data show that factors such as gender, discipline, and academic level appear to impinge on the relative importance of components that make up research management.