Performance Based Funding of Universities: Czech Republic and Slovakia

  • Peter PisárEmail author
  • Miroslav Šipikal
  • Robert Jahoda
  • David Špaček
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Performance-based funding is a relatively new phenomenon in public administration funding. Several countries, including the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic, have introduced elements of performance financing into higher education funding as well. The chapter analyzed the introduction of this funding in these two countries. The change has resulted in an increase in the publishing activities of universities, but has also been accompanied by negative effects. These effects are visible in different forms, like, efforts to create own publication platforms, publishing in predatory journals, creating citation circles, establishing “samizdat” journals, all related to the substitution of quality by quantity.


Universities Higher education Performance-based funding Slovak Republic Czech Republic Financing of higher education Predatory journals 



“This work was supported by the Slovak Research and Development Agency under the contract No. APVV-14-0512” and by Czech Research Grant Agency GACR project “Performance Management in Public Administration: Theory and Practice in the Czech Republic and Other CEE Countries”, ID (CEP) GA16-13119S.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Pisár
    • 1
    Email author
  • Miroslav Šipikal
    • 2
  • Robert Jahoda
    • 3
  • David Špaček
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Finance and Accounting, Faculty of EconomicsMatej Bel UniversityBanská BystricaSlovakia
  2. 2.Department of Public Administration and Regional Development, Faculty of National EconomyUniversity of EconomicsBratislavaSlovakia
  3. 3.Department of Public Economics, Faculty of Economics and AdministrationMasaryk UniversityBrnoCzech Republic

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