Evaluation of Scientific Research Based on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs): A Case Study in Al-Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University

  •  Fahad Omar Alomary    


Several years ago Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) becoming a best measurement practiced by the government sectors. The Ministry of Higher Education in Saudi Arabia opens up to new technology, opportunities, and improved ways to acquire and disseminate scientific teaching and research to bring quality at par with the international standards. KPIs provide quality assurance to the scientific research and higher education. The KPIs are variable and designed specifically for a particular entity such as education, research, finance, operation management etc. Scientific research in Saudi Arabia needs special attention from governing bodies and those who are already involved in scientific research. In case of Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University (IMAMU), performance indicators are implemented but with skepticism. In future research, the Ministry of Higher Education, Saudi Arabia should provide the best indicators to measure the performance of Saudi universities by putting some value added in implementation of KPIs. Furthermore, third parties such as government servant and stakeholders should togetherness in performing their jobs to make sure everybody is complying with KPIs sets by its agencies.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1913-8989
  • ISSN(Online): 1913-8997
  • Started: 2008
  • Frequency: quarterly

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