The Sacred Spark of Academic Research

Rodgers, Robert; Rodgers, Nanette
July 1999
Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory;Jul99, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p473
Academic Journal
Evaluates the causal influences on publishing productivity by using a panel of public administration faculty members. The `sacred spark' of joy that some faculty members derive from doing academic research; Factors influencing productivity such as ability, prestige, research support, and sex; Theoretical causal model of pathways to publishing success; Correlation between the sacred spark and being a publishing celebrity in the United States.


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