Open Access Article

Title: Study on university research performance based on systems theory: systematic literature review

Authors: Adhi Indra Hermanu; Mery Citra Sondari; Muhammad Dimyati; Diana Sari

Addresses: Department of Management and Business, Faculty of Economics and Business, Padjadjaran University, Indonesia; Ministry of Research and Technology, National Agency of Research and Innovation, Indonesia; University of Gunadarma, Indonesia ' Department of Management and Business, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia ' Department of Geography, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Indonesia, Indonesia; Ministry of Research and Technology, National Agency of Research and Innovation, Indonesia ' Department of Management and Business, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia

Abstract: This paper reports on the systematic literature (SLR) to synthesise research on university research performance using a systematic methodology. We carried out a rigorous screening process to obtain a final sample of 59 quality papers published in 33 journals. These studies have been reviewed with a systems theory-based perspective in organisations, without neglecting to review several matters relating to significant journal publications, active researchers, the most widely used methods, and the countries where they are located. Finally, we provide suggestions for further research on research performance, especially those related to the influencing input-process-output-productivity-outcome variables. This perspective provides an effective fit with the context of research performance measurement models in universities and helps to capture the full spectrum of research institutes in universities. Thus, a new challenge arises to develop a national performance evaluation model in higher education research institutions that is adapted to the policies and strategies of each country.

Keywords: systematic literature review; SLR; research; performance; university.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPQM.2021.10043828

International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management, 2022 Vol.35 No.4, pp.447 - 472

Received: 26 Oct 2021
Accepted: 18 Nov 2021

Published online: 10 May 2022 *