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Birnie, J (2000) Assessing the extent of construction management research in the UK by means of the RAE, and the ARCOM and COBRA conferences. In: Akintoye, A (Ed.), Proceedings 16th Annual ARCOM Conference, 6-8 September 2000, Glasgow, UK. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, Vol. 1, 3–10.
- Type: Conference Proceedings
- Keywords: ARCOM; COBRA; polytechnics; RAE; universities
- ISBN/ISSN: 0 9534161 4 3
- URL: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ar2000-003-010_Birnie.pdf
The United Kingdom Government Research Assessment Exercise is the definitive method used to assess the quality of research being carried out within a university. This paper analyses the results in respect of the Built Environment Unit No 33 particularly in relation to Construction Management. Universities were examined by type as well as individually. A significant relationship was found between RAE scores and university type and between performance in Built Environment research and research scores over all academic disciplines. Production of academic papers for the ARCOM and COBRA conferences was quantified and a correlation was found to exist to the RAE scores. The paper concludes by discussing the importance of the findings for the future direction of Construction Management Research in UK Universities and the possible future relationship between Research Associations such as ARCOM and the RAE.