Scholarly Impact Revisited

Published on May 1, 2012in Academy of Management Perspectives3.86
· DOI :10.5465/amp.2011.0088
Herman Aguinis54
Estimated H-index: 54
(IU: Indiana University Bloomington),
Isabel Suárez-González7
Estimated H-index: 7
(University of Salamanca)
+ 1 AuthorsHarry Joo11
Estimated H-index: 11
(IU: Indiana University Bloomington)
Executive Overview Scholarly impact is one of the strongest currencies in the Academy and has traditionally been equated with number of citations—be it for individuals, articles, departments, universities, journals, or entire fields. Adopting an alternative definition and measure, we use number of pages as indexed by Google to assess scholarly impact on stakeholders outside the Academy. Based on a sample including 384 of the 550 most highly cited management scholars in the past three decades, results show that scholarly impact is a multidimensional construct and that the impact of scholarly research on internal stakeholders (i.e., other members of the Academy) cannot be equated with impact on external stakeholders (i.e., those outside the Academy). We illustrate these results with tables showing important changes in the rank ordering of individuals based on whether we operationalize impact considering internal stakeholders (i.e., number of citations) or external stakeholders (i.e., number of Web ...
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Published on Feb 1, 2012in Academy of Management Perspectives3.86
Pratima Bansal30
Estimated H-index: 30
(UWO: University of Western Ontario),
Stephanie Bertels8
Estimated H-index: 8
(SFU: Simon Fraser University)
+ 2 AuthorsJames O'Brien4
Estimated H-index: 4
(UWO: University of Western Ontario)
Executive Overview Management research often bears little resemblance to management practice. Although this research–practice gap is widely recognized and frequently lamented, there is little discussion about how it can be bridged. We partly remedy this problem in this paper by describing our experiences with the Network for Business Sustainability. Our experiences showed that the paradoxes underlying the relationship between research and practice make bridging this gap difficult. We argue that ...
Published on Jan 1, 2012in Organizational Research Methods6.55
José F. Molina-Azorín35
Estimated H-index: 35
Mixed methods research is becoming an increasingly popular approach in several areas, and it has long been called for as an approach for providing a better understanding of research problems. However, there have been no assessments as to whether such research, which may be timely and expensive, has more impact on the field. The main purpose of this article is to determine whether the use of a mixed methods approach is a predictor of article impact. The analysis is based on articles published in ...
Published on Nov 1, 2011in Management and Organization Review2.40
Herman Aguinis54
Estimated H-index: 54
(IU: Indiana University),
Sofia J. Vaschetto1
Estimated H-index: 1
(IU: Indiana University)
Journal editors serve a vital role because they are the gatekeepers of new scientific knowledge. Given the workload and time pressures associated with their role, editors face an important ethical dilemma: Should they allocate sufficient time to the editorial role or should they focus on their individual research performance, which is an important determinant of salary increases, promotions, and other financial rewards? We borrow from the macro-level corporate social responsibility literature to...
Published on Sep 1, 2011in British Journal of Management2.75
Andrew Pettigrew55
Estimated H-index: 55
(University of Oxford)
This essay offers a personal and therefore partial view of the possibilities of scholarship with impact. The challenge of scholarly impact is framed in the duality of scholarly and policy/practice impact. This is an aspiration that not all social scientists interested in the field of management may aspire to. However, at a time when the British Academy of Management (BAM) is celebrating its 25th anniversary, it may be appropriate for some members of our local and international communities to rai...
Mike Thelwall61
Estimated H-index: 61
(University of Wolverhampton),
Pardeep Sud8
Estimated H-index: 8
(University of Wolverhampton)
The primary webometric method for estimating the online impact of an organization is to count links to its website. Link counts have been available from commercial search engines for over a decade but this was set to end by early 2012 and so a replacement is needed. This article compares link counts to two alternative methods: URL citations and organization title mentions. New variations of these methods are also introduced. The three methods are compared against each other using Yahoo!. Two of ...
Published on Jul 1, 2011in Academy of Management Review10.63
Mary M. Crossan27
Estimated H-index: 27
(UWO: University of Western Ontario),
Cara C. Maurer2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UWO: University of Western Ontario),
Roderick E. White16
Estimated H-index: 16
(UWO: University of Western Ontario)
Having received the “Decade Award” for the most cited AMR article from the past decade, we reflect on how our framework of organizational learning (OL) has been used in subsequent research and whether a theory of OL has emerged. Our citation review revealed that although some of the subsequent research has added to the original work, the challenge to develop an accepted theory remains unrealized. We offer promising directions for developing a theory of OL.
Published on Jan 1, 2011in Journal of Management9.06
Herman Aguinis54
Estimated H-index: 54
(IU: Indiana University Bloomington),
Dan R. Dalton59
Estimated H-index: 59
(IU: Indiana University Bloomington)
+ 2 AuthorsCatherine M. Dalton16
Estimated H-index: 16
(IU: Indiana University Bloomington)
The authors content analyzed 196 meta-analyses including 5,581 effect-size estimates published in Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Personnel Psychology, and Strategic Management Journal from January 1982 through August 2009 to assess the presumed effects of each of 21 methodological choices and judgment calls on substantive conclusions. Results indicate that, overall, the various meta-analytic methodological choices available and judgment calls...
Published on Dec 1, 2010in Academy of Management Learning and Education3.27
Trevis Certo28
Estimated H-index: 28
(ASU: Arizona State University),
David G. Sirmon24
Estimated H-index: 24
(A&M: Texas A&M University),
Rhett Andrew Brymer4
Estimated H-index: 4
(A&M: Texas A&M University)
We examine how competition has influenced scholarly productivity in the field of management from 1988 to 2008. Our study reveals three primary findings that may interest management scholars. First, we found that the number of scholars publishing papers each year in top-tier management outlets increased significantly over time. This increase was evident even when controlling for the fact that several journals have increased the number of articles published per year. Second, we found the majority ...
Published on Jul 1, 2010in Organizational Research Methods6.55
Herman Aguinis54
Estimated H-index: 54
(IU: Indiana University),
Steve Werner26
Estimated H-index: 26
(UH: University of Houston)
+ 3 AuthorsDonna Kohlhausen1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UH: University of Houston)
In response to the ongoing concern regarding a science-practice gap, we propose a customer-centric approach to reporting significant research results that involves a sequence of three interdependent steps. The first step involves setting an alpha level (i.e., a priori Type I error rate) that considers the relative seriousness of falsely rejecting a null hypothesis of no effect or relationship (i.e., Type I error) relative to not detecting an existing effect or relationship (i.e., Type II error) ...
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Published on Jul 26, 2016in Business & Society5.01
Sandra Waddock39
Estimated H-index: 39
(BC: Boston College)
This essay articulates two aspects of a changing Social Issues in Management (SIM) Division of the Academy of Management (AOM). First, the essay highlights the ways in which SIM’s central focus has shifted and changed over the years. Then, it briefly looks at the forces that are currently shaping SIM within AOM, particularly in spreading what used to be the central core of SIM throughout AOM, and discusses some of the implications of this shift. This devolution of content suggests the need for f...
Published on 2019in Gender, Work and Organization2.27
Julie Davies4
Estimated H-index: 4
(University of Huddersfield),
Emily Yarrow , Jawad Syed19
Estimated H-index: 19
(LUMS: Lahore University of Management Sciences)
Published on Jul 9, 2019in Journal of Management Inquiry1.99
Victor Zitian Chen7
Estimated H-index: 7
(UNCC: University of North Carolina at Charlotte),
Michael A. Hitt95
Estimated H-index: 95
(A&M: Texas A&M University)
Within the boundary of scientific knowledge for management, we discuss the divergence between practical demand for knowledge integration to solve complex problems and scientific fragmentation of ac...
Published on Jul 3, 2019in Educational Philosophy and Theory1.27
Riyad A. Shahjahan14
Estimated H-index: 14
(MSU: Michigan State University),
Anne Wagner6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Nipissing University)
AbstractDespite the growing debate about scholarly impact, an analysis of the onto-epistemic grammar underlying impact has remained absent. By taking a different analytical approach to examining impact, we interrogate the concept through the lens of decolonial thought. We offer an empathetic review of the impact scholarship and illuminate the limits of the modern imaginary that circumscribe critiques of impact in the literature, making visible the Eurocentric and provincial horizons of modern re...
Published on Sep 6, 2017in Journal of Business Ethics3.80
Laura Graf1
Estimated H-index: 1
(TUM: Technische Universität München),
Wiebke Selina Wendler1
Estimated H-index: 1
(TUM: Technische Universität München)
+ 1 AuthorsIsabell M. Welpe22
Estimated H-index: 22
(TUM: Technische Universität München)
Investigating the causes of unethical behaviors in academia, such as scientific misconduct, has become a highly important research subject. The current performance measurement practices (e.g., equating research performance with the number of publications in top-tier journals) are frequently referred to as being responsible for scientists’ unethical behaviors. We conducted qualitative semi-structured interviews with different stakeholders of the higher education system (e.g., professors and polic...
Published on Jun 26, 2019
Andres Fernando Zapata Ramirez (National University of Colombia), Carlos Alberto Rodríguez-Romero13
Estimated H-index: 13
(National University of Colombia)
Published on May 22, 2019
Debora C. Ferreira Garcia (Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária), Cristiane Chaves Gattaz4
Estimated H-index: 4
(University of Texas at Austin),
Nilce Chaves Gattaz (Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária)
Initially, we would like to thank the editorial staff of the respected Journal of Contemporary Administration (RAC), especially professor Wesley Mendes-Da-Silva, the editor, for the trust and the invitation. This editorial aims to address a relevant issue for researchers in general and more specifically for those dedicated to the business field, as well as for scientific journals, authors and readers. Our objective is to discuss the importance of titles, abstracts and keywords for articles that ...
Published on Apr 1, 2019in Scientometrics2.77
Weilong Bi (QUT: Queensland University of Technology), Ho Fai Chan7
Estimated H-index: 7
(QUT: Queensland University of Technology),
Benno Torgler43
Estimated H-index: 43
(QUT: Queensland University of Technology)
To provide new evidence on the empirically challenging aspect of measuring self-esteem, we collect written CV content from over 500 influential economics scholars and use such self-presentation modes as absolute and relative font sizes and typographic emphasis of author name on the CV’s front page to derive proxies for self-symbolizing behavior. Our analysis of these factors provides empirical support for the symbolic self-completion proposition that goal accomplishment reduces the need to self-...
Published on Apr 1, 2019in Organizational Research Methods6.55
Herman Aguinis54
Estimated H-index: 54
(GW: George Washington University),
Ravi S. Ramani3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Purdue University),
Isabel Villamor (GW: George Washington University)
We analyze the trajectory of Organizational Research Methods (ORM) during the first 20 years of its existence (i.e., 1998-2017). First, beginning with the inaugural volume, we review the editorials to create a qualitative account regarding ORM’s journey as narrated by the journal’s leaders in their own voices. Second, we examine the composition of the five senior editorial teams (i.e., editors and associate editors), including their qualitative-quantitative, micro-macro, and disciplinary orienta...
Alvin Hwang12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Pace University),
J. B. Arbaugh15
Estimated H-index: 15
(University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh)
+ 2 AuthorsCharles J. Fornaciari2
Estimated H-index: 2
(La Salle University)
Abstract Discipline-specific research has a rich history in assessing journal article impact and factors that affect article citation patterns. In contrast, Business and Management Education (BME) research lacks such a history due to its relative youth as an independent discipline, its still fragmented literature, and significant variations in the types of articles it publishes. If BME scholarship is to advance as a unified and impactful domain, its scholars need to uncover factors that affect c...