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January 2009


Over the last 30 years, throughout the Latin America region, there has been an increasingnumber of private higher education institutions. This trend has brought both sometensions with the existing and dominant models of tertiary education and, from the otherside, the new governmental demands to allow these new players to be fully recognizedin society. One of these requirements is research productivity as a defining feature forhigher education. Venezuela is not an exception. Governments are asking privateuniversities to produce knowledge in order to be accredited and recognized within thenational system of universities. However, many of these private institutions are notready and don’t have the organizational culture to produce discoveries even thoughthey would like to do so. This paper explores perceptions of 46 faculty members aboutfaculty research productivity in 4 private universities in the area of Caracas city. Results

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Palabra y Realidad



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