The Road to Competitiveness: the Importance of Database Access at a Research University

By Gerald Groshek


The article highlights the place and significance of the information factor in ensuring and building up the international competitiveness of research-intensive universities. It examines current trends and dynamics of the publication activities of scholars in the sphere of economic research. With the aid of a correlation and regressive analysis, the significance of international cooperation for increasing the volume of the publications of researchers in renowned economic journals has been established. The necessity of the expansion of international cooperation between Ukrainian scholars-economists and their foreign colleagues and partners, for the purpose of increasing the competitiveness of Ukraine’s research universities has been substantiated.

Key words: the competitiveness of a research university, publication activity, international cooperation in the research sphere, electronic sources of information.

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