|Title:||How Meritocracy is Defined Today?: Contemporary Aspects of Meritocracy|
Vol. 10, No 1, 2017
Published date: 03-2017 (print) / 03-2017 (online)
Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
School of Management and Communication Republic Polytechnic
Division of Social Welfare Baekseok Arts University
|Keywords:||meritocracy, equality of opportunity, qualitative meta-synthesis, thematic analysis, Singapore|
|JEL classification:||D63, I24|
This study aimed to develop a deeper understanding of contemporary aspects of meritocracy based on a qualitative meta-synthesis of the scholarly literature. Eighteen empirical studies of meritocracy in various disciplines were reviewed for this study. Thematic analysis revealed three main higher-order themes with six sub-themes that described the characteristics of meritocracy today. The findings present an overview of the current issues considered by meritocracy studies and provide a foundation for the ongoing debate over the necessary conditions for a better meritocracy.
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