versión ISSN 0718-5006
RAMIREZ, Patricio E y ALFARO, Jorge L. Disincentive to Research: Result of the Behavioral Inequality of the Direct State Support Model (DSS) to Chilean Universities. Form. Univ. [online]. 2012, vol.5, n.4, pp. 27-36. ISSN 0718-5006. doi: 10.4067/S0718-50062012000400004.
The present work analyzes and shows the behavioral inequality of the Direct State Support (DSS), in the area of scientific research, that the Chilean government grants the universities that belong to the Council of Rectors of Chilean Universities. The economic impact of scientific publications on the DSS and an economic value for each publication, called Total Marginal Revenue (TMR) was determined. Also, in order to discuss the implications of the DSS model as an incentive to research activities, the following points are analyzed: (i) Gini distribution index of inequality; (ii) relationship between TMR and SCImago ranking; and (iii) relationship between TMR and institutional accreditation of research activities. The analyzes presented is useful to universities for the following actions: a) self control of academic units, periodically evaluating their contribution to publication impact; b) to develop university policy that incentivizes ISI and Scielo publications; and c) to plan programs to support research activities.
Palabras clave : scientific publications; direct state support; Gini index; total marginal revenue.