Incentives and Performance

Governance of Research Organizations

  • Isabell M. Welpe
  • Jutta Wollersheim
  • Stefanie Ringelhan
  • Margit Osterloh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Performance Management

  3. Performance Measurement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Alexander T. Nicolai, Stanislaw Schmal, Charlotte L. Schuster
      Pages 107-119
    3. Stefano Nigsch, Andrea Schenker-Wicki
      Pages 155-170
  4. Incentives: Monetary or Non-Monetary? Extrinsic or Intrinsic?

  5. Innovation and Creativity: Fostering and Impeding Conditions

  6. Innovative Approaches to Research Evaluation

  7. What Research Organizations Can Learn from Knowledge-Intensive Business

  8. Applied Contributions, Country and Case Studies

  9. Incentives and Performance: What We Can Learn from a Fairy Tale

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 479-479
    2. Rolf Wunderer
      Pages 481-488

About this book


This book contributes to the current discussion in society, politics and higher education on innovation capacity and the financial and non-financial incentives for researchers. The expert contributions in the book deal with implementation of incentive systems at higher education institutions in order to foster innovation. On the other hand, the book also discusses the extent to which governance structures from economy can be transferred to universities and how scientific performance can be measured and evaluated. This book is essential for decision-makers in knowledge-intensive organizations and higher-educational institutions dealing with the topic of performance management.


Creativity Governance Higher education Incentive decisions Knowledge management Performance management Performance measurement

Editors and affiliations

  • Isabell M. Welpe
    • 1
  • Jutta Wollersheim
    • 2
  • Stefanie Ringelhan
    • 3
  • Margit Osterloh
    • 4
  1. 1.TUM School of ManagementTechnische Universität MünchenMunichGermany
  2. 2.TUM School of ManagementTechnische Universität MünchenMunichGermany
  3. 3.TUM School of ManagementTechnische Universität MünchenMunichGermany
  4. 4.Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen, Germany, and University of ZurichZurichSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-09784-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-09785-5
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