How Great Expectations on Bredgade Were Dashed at Frue Plads

  • Poul Erik MouritzenEmail author
  • Niels Opstrup
Part of the Public Sector Organizations book series (PSO)


It was expected that research productivity would increase because of the BRI. This chapter examines to what extent this expectation has been met. Productivity did not increase overall, quite the contrary. By one indicator, it was close to constant; and by another, it fell by five per cent. The obvious conclusion is that the BRI did not have its expected effect. This conclusion, however, is not entirely warranted. The BRI did have an effect: the more the BRI was implemented, the more research grew in quantitative terms. In other words, had there not been an indicator to implement, it is likely that research productivity in Denmark would have dropped even more than it did.


Research productivity University productivity Obsolescence theory Utility maximization Cumulative advantage Bibliometric indicators 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceAarhus UniversityAarhusDenmark
  2. 2.Department of Political Science and Public ManagementUniversity of Southern DenmarkOdenseDenmark

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