The purpose of this paper is to analyse the relationship between bureaucracy and research performance within Public Research
Bodies. The research methodology is applied on a sample of 100 interviewed belonging to 11 institutes of National Research
Council of Italy. The main finding is that within Italian Public Research Council there is academic bureaucratization that
reduces performance and efficiency of institutes. In fact, institutes have two organizational behaviours: high bureaucracy
— low performance and low bureaucracy - high performance. These bureaucratic tendencies are also present in other countries
and particularly: the public research labs have an academic bureaucratization because of administrative burden necessary to
the governance of the structures, whereas the universities have mainly an administrative bureaucratization generated by the
increase of administrative staff in comparison with researchers and faculty.
Authors:Hsin-Ning Su, Carey Ming-Li Chen, and Pei-Chun Lee
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meritocracy, bureaucratization and so on).
In a previous survey we studied the behavior of Italian researchers who decide to emigrate to another country to ascertain the push and pull factors and to investigate their willingness to return home after a