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Determinants of organizational practices and research culture for the enhancement of research performance in Malaysian universities


Esam, Asrizam and Ab Rahman, Suhaimi and Zawawi, Dahlia and Sazili, Awis Qurni and Ismail, Nik Rosniwati and Tugiran, Yusnita and Yusof, Yushaida and Kamarudin, Norliyana (2018) Determinants of organizational practices and research culture for the enhancement of research performance in Malaysian universities. In: 4th International Conference on Research Challenges to Multidisciplinary Innovation, 5-6 Oct. 2018, Seoul, South Korea. (p. 59).


Research performance is crucial to be monitored and maintained by the universities to make sure the output of research will meet the research output. Publication is one of the main research output to be measure to the research performance even though not all of the universities in Malaysia accomplish in publishing journals. Why there is dissimilar on every university researchers in research performance? This study explores the similarities and differences of organizational practices and research culture among academic staff that influence the research performance in Malaysia public university, mainly via a case study of Universiti Putra Malaysia , one of the best Research University particularly in agriculture fields in Malaysia. Qualitative approach was taken where 40 academic staff in science and technology groups and social science, art and humanities groups were interviewed through the focus group discussion. Views and experience from the researchers is crucial to determine their research performance factors. This study shows similarity of 5 possible tangible and 8 intangible factors that contribute to research performance emerging among the academic staff including one intangible factors as a new factors that will have an impact to the research performance. All the factors can be indicator as a benchmarking to others university especially new age of university in Malaysia. Primarily, it extends the literature, by providing further understanding on the issues of organizational practices and research culture on the Malaysian public universities.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Faculty of Economics and Management
Putra Science Park
Publisher: Global Illuminators Malaysia
Keywords: Academic staff; Research performance; Research output; Public universities; Factors affecting research; Research management; Qualitative approach
Depositing User: Ms. Nida Hidayati Ghazali
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2019 05:03
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2019 05:28
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/68358
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