Research Policies Rewarding Quantity: Estonia and Ukraine

Estonian Discussions on Economic Policy Vol 24, No. 2, 2016

21 Pages Posted: 4 Jan 2017

See all articles by Kadri Ukrainski

Kadri Ukrainski

University of Tartu - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Aleksei Kelli

University of Tartu

Yuriy Kapitsa

National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Karina Shakhbazian

National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Date Written: September 3, 2016

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.

Keywords: universities, PROs, publications, patents, utility models, incentives, research funding, transformation

JEL Classification: I23, I28, O31, O38

Suggested Citation

Ukrainski, Kadri and Kelli, Aleksei and Kapitsa, Yuriy and Shakhbazian, Karina, Research Policies Rewarding Quantity: Estonia and Ukraine (September 3, 2016). Estonian Discussions on Economic Policy Vol 24, No. 2, 2016, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2892990 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2892990

Kadri Ukrainski (Contact Author)

University of Tartu - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration ( email )

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Aleksei Kelli

University of Tartu ( email )

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Tartu 50090, 50090
Estonia

Yuriy Kapitsa

National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine ( email )

36 Vernadsky Ave.
Kiev-142, 03142
Ukraine

Karina Shakhbazian

National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine ( email )

36 Vernadsky Ave.
Kiev-142, 03142
Ukraine

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