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Inside careers-II

Some people asked me why I am so interest about the phenomena of inside career?

I guess that because the influence of sociology of science  I learned by the self reading and phenomena I observed.

What really interest me is the reasoning behind the phenomena of inside career. Why one school like to hire their own doctoral graduates, if the effect of inbreeding is already a well known idea in different fields.

I wonder the premise of “inside careers” imply that ” research output of those graduated from schools that hired  them would be better than those graduated from other schools, otherwise there would not have prompt motivation or incentive to hire those insiders”

Apparently, such a premise can be a hypothesis for further empirical work, but I believe only few people would or dare to do this controversy topic.

In this  kind of research , some  constructs need to be operationalized and clarified before doing empirical works, even I could not capable to outline the possible regression or statistical analysis model here.

e. g.

Dependent variable 

research performance: the number of published articles, but following questions arise, such as is there any difference on publications between insider or those hired from outside?

Independent variables

inside career or not,

Control variables

age of those professor, establishment time  of the hiring school,

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