Title: Determinants of academic staffs' participation in research activities in Ethiopian universities

Authors: Vijay Kumar Pandey; Abebe Shanko; Firdisa Birru; Vipul Jain; Himanshu Kargeti

Addresses: School of Management, Graphic Era Hill University, Society Area, Clement Town, Dehradun, Uttrakhand, India ' Department of Management, College of Business and Economics, Wollega University, Nekemte, Ethiopia ' Department of Economics, College of Business and Economics, Wollega University, Nekemte, Ethiopia ' School of Management, Graphic Era Hill University, Society Area, Clement Town, Dehradun, Uttrakhand, India ' School of Management, Graphic Era Hill University, India

Abstract: The study aims to promote the knowledge creation activities for the under developing countries like Ethiopia, which is the need of the hour. Faculty members' participation in research not only helps in improving the quality of faculty members but also improves the quality of the institute. In this paper, we use survey data from Wollega University to understand the factors hindering the research participation decision of faculty members at the university level. This survey tries to analyse the determinants of participation of academic staff in Wollega University. The logit model was used for analysing the data. We conclude that availability of publication incentives, work experience, speed of internet, accessibility to research funds and colleague collaboration on research participation all enhance the probability of academic staff's research participation while teaching load is negatively related to the probability of academic staff's research participation in the study area.

Keywords: research participation decision; institutional factors; environmental factors; personal career development factors; demographic factors.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLIC.2021.114613

International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital, 2021 Vol.18 No.2, pp.173 - 187

Received: 27 Mar 2020
Accepted: 28 Jul 2020

Published online: 05 Apr 2021 *

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