No doctors

International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management

ISSN: 1741-0401

Article publication date: 7 March 2008



(2008), "No doctors", International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Vol. 57 No. 3.



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No doctors

Australia’a productivity and economic growth are suffering as a result of a 30 per cent fall in the number of postgraduate researchers between 1995 and 2006, a group of eight research universities has warned.

The brain drain from academia to industry – a result of high employment and graduate starting salaries of more than $100,000 in key sectors – means that universities are producing only 2.3 doctorates for every 100 graduates compared with 3.9 per cent in Canada, 10.1 per cent in Switzerland and 11.2 in Germany.

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