A Comprehensive Comparison of Educational Growth within Four Different Developing Countries between 1990 and 2012

Authors

  • Masoud Shakiba Center for Software Technology and Management, Faculty of Information Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7699-7810
  • Nader Ale Ebrahim Research Support Unit, Centre of Research Services, Institute of Research Management and Monitoring (IPPP), University of Malaya, Malaysia http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7091-4439
  • Mahmoud Danaee Faculty of Agriculture, Roudehen Branch, Islamic Azad University, Roudehen, Iran
  • Kaveh Bakhtiyari Department of Computer & Cognitive Science, Faculty of Engineering, University of Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany
  • Elankovan Sundararajan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7769/gesec.v6i3.486

Keywords:

Educational growth, Developing countries, Publication, Impact factor, Web of Science, Scopus

Abstract

Educational growth is a fundamental infrastructure factor required to achieve sustainable development. Therefore, evaluation and measurement of educational growth is essential for establishing a development road map. Because of this, there are many organizations and databases that work to capture academic trends and provide the general view of institute achievements. Web of Science and Scopus are the two most popular and scientific. In this paper, we define the important effective factors in educational growth and discuss them; we then compare these defined factors across four different developing countries: Brazil, Iran, Malaysia, and Turkey. As well as the comparisons, this paper uses the Pearson product moment correlation coefficient method to analyze the factors and the strong or weak relationship between the factors are discussed. 

 

Keywords: Educational growth; Developing countries; Publication; Impact factor; Web of Science; Scopus.

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Author Biographies

Masoud Shakiba, Center for Software Technology and Management, Faculty of Information Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

Dr. Shakiba is a lecturer and research scientist of the School of Information Technology, Monash University, Malaysia. He had his Master of IT and PhD in Computer Engineering from the National University of Malaysia (UKM) in 2012 and 2015. He was appointed as a Technical Executive and Research Assistant at the Engineering Faculty, UKM from 2011 to 2015. His research mainly focuses on RFID tag estimation methods and anti-collision algorithms. During his study he was the committee member of the IEEE UKM Student Branch and president of Iranian Students Association.

 

He is the co-founder of the Shakiba Data Processing Company and Shakiba Open Technical and Vocational Institute in the domain of Information Technology. Before he joined UKM in 2009, he was the CEO of the company and the Director of the institute for 7 years.

Nader Ale Ebrahim, Research Support Unit, Centre of Research Services, Institute of Research Management and Monitoring (IPPP), University of Malaya, Malaysia

Nader Ale Ebrahim has a Technology Management PhD degree from the Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya. He holds a Master of Science in the mechanical engineering from University of Tehran with distinguishedhonors, as well as more than 17 years experience in the establishing R&D department in different companies, project director and projectcoordinator and Knowledge based systems implementation in R&D department. His current research interests are focused on managing virtual new product development teams in SMEs R&D centers. His papers/articles have presented in the several conferences.

Elankovan Sundararajan

Center for Software Technology and Management, Faculty of Information Science and Technology, Universiti

Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

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Published

2015-12-01

How to Cite

Shakiba, M., Ebrahim, N. A., Danaee, M., Bakhtiyari, K., & Sundararajan, E. (2015). A Comprehensive Comparison of Educational Growth within Four Different Developing Countries between 1990 and 2012. Revista De Gestão E Secretariado (Management and Administrative Professional Review), 6(3), 152–174. https://doi.org/10.7769/gesec.v6i3.486