Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2012, Volume: 5, Issue: 2, Pages: 1-10
Olufemi B. Obembe
Department of Economics, [email protected]
In light of the static or declining contribution of scientists from the sub-Saharan Africa, especially Nigeria, to the global production of scientific knowledge, this study collected and analyzed cross-sectional data on the scientific productivity of 77 researchers from the faculty of science in two Nigerian universities. Negative binomial and probit econometric methods were utilized for the analysis. Our findings show that academic ranks, conference attendance, membership in the earliest cohort group were significant factors predicting scientific productivity of scientists in the two universities.
Keywords: Academic productivity, research, University, Nigeria
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