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The Impact of Research Collaboration on Academic Performance: An Empirical Analysis for Russian Universities

Aldieri L., Kotsemir M. N., Vinci C. P.
Available at SSRN:  https://ssrn.com/abstract=2913517 The aim of this paper is to investigate the impact of external research collaborations on the scientific performance of academic institutions. Data are derived from the international SCOPUS database. We consider the number of citations of publications to evaluate university performance in Russia. To this end, we develop a non-overlapping generations model to evidence the theoretical idea of research externalities between academic institutions. Moreover, we implement different empirical models to test for the effect of external scientific collaborations on the institutional research quality. The results confirm an important positive impact of co-authoring process.