Top Management Scholars, Journals, and Universities

1 August 2008 at 11:01 am 2 comments

| Peter Klein |

Rankings, rankings, more rankings. . . . If you like to bibliometric analysis of individual researchers, journals, and universities you’ll find more than you can handle in “Scholarly Influence in the Field of Management: A Bibliometric Analysis of the Determinants of University and Author Impact in the Management Literature in the Past Quarter Century” by Philip Podsakoff, Scott MacKenzie, Nathan Podsakoff, and Daniel Bachrach (Journal of Management 34, no. 4 (2008): 641-720). Over 25,000 individual scholars are reviewed, their institutions evaluated, journal impact factors computed, and numbers crunched hither and yon. Some qualitative conclusions:

The findings showed that (a) a relatively small proportion of universities and scholars accounted for the majority of the citations in the field; (b) total publications accounted for the majority of the variance in university citations; (c) university size, the number of PhDs awarded, research expenditures, and endowment assets had the biggest impact on university publications; and (d) total publications, years in the field, graduate school reputation, and editorial board memberships had the biggest effect on a scholar’s citations.

Entry filed under: - Klein -, Education, Management Theory, People, Strategic Management.

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  • 1. bhattathiri  |  19 April 2009 at 4:28 am

    Your art of Management has become a part and parcel of everyday life, be it at home, in the office or factory and in Government. In all organizations, where a group of human beings assemble for a common purpose irrespective of caste, creed, and religion, management principles come into play through the management of resources, finance and planning, priorities, policies and practice. Management is a systematic way of carrying out activities in any field of human effort. Management need to focus more on leadership skills, e.g., establishing vision and goals, communicating the vision and goals, and guiding others to accomplish them. It also assert that leadership must be more facilitative, participative and empowering in how visions and goals are established and carried out. Some people assert that this really isn’t a change in the management functions, rather it’s re-emphasizing certain aspects of management.

  • 2. David Hoopes  |  30 September 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Good and decent twin is in a tizzy due to the recent sociology rankings released by the National Research Council a department of the National Academy of Science. It’s kind of “funny” to see a group with the name National Academy of Science bumble around ineptly with measurement and statistics. As the evil twin, I suppose we can laugh at’s torment. Of course, the same thing happens to rankings of business schools and everything else in the world. And since the rankings have serious implications for our dear twin, it’s really not that funny. It is very strange though.

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