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  • 1 Institute for System Analysis and Computer Science, National Research Council of Italy, Viale Manzoni 30, 00185 Rome, RM, Italy
  • 2 Laboratory for Studies of Research and Technology Transfer, Department of Management, School of Engineering, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Via del Politecnico 1, 00133 Rome, RM, Italy dangelo@dii.uniroma2.itdi.costa@dii.uniroma2.it
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Abstract

This work analyses the links between individual research performance and academic rank. A typical bibliometric methodology is used to study the performance of all Italian university researchers active in the hard sciences, for the period 2004–2008. The objective is to characterize the performance of the ranks of full (FPs), associate and assistant professors (APs), along various dimensions, in order to verify the existence of performance differences among the ranks in general and for single disciplines.

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