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Scholarly Impact Revisited

Published on May 1, 2012in Academy of Management Perspectives 4.69
· 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)
Abstract
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 non-.edu Web ...
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Published on Feb 1, 2012in Academy of Management Perspectives 4.69
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 ...
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Published on Jan 1, 2012in Organizational Research Methods 4.92
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 ...
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Published on Nov 1, 2011in Management and Organization Review 1.46
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...
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Published on Sep 1, 2011in British Journal of Management 3.06
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...
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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 ...
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Published on Jul 1, 2011in Academy of Management Review 8.86
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.
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Published on Jan 1, 2011in Journal of Management 8.08
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...
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Published on Jan 1, 1984
R. Edward Freeman41
Estimated H-index: 41
Part I. The Stakeholder Approach: 1. Managing in turbulent times 2. The stakeholder concept and strategic management 3. Stakeholder management: framework and philosophy Part II. Strategic Management Processes: 4. Setting strategic direction 5. Formulating strategies for stakeholders 6. Implementing and monitoring stakeholder strategies Part III. Implications for Theory and Practice: 7. Conflict at the board level 8. The functional disciplines of management 9. The role of the executive.
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Published on Mar 11, 2009in The Multinational Business Review
Kam C. Chan28
Estimated H-index: 28
(Western Kentucky University),
Hung-Gay Fung27
Estimated H-index: 27
(UMSL: University of Missouri–St. Louis),
Wai K. Leung11
Estimated H-index: 11
(CUHK: The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
We examine the citations from four international business (IB) journals over 2000‐2004 to show the areas, the journals, and the institutions that impact IB research. The leading works that influence IB research are primarily management journals, scholarly books, and IB journals. IB research is published in non‐IB journals, as well and this has influenced the recent research in IB journals. U.S. and non‐U.S. academic institutions and non‐academic organizations are among the top 100 institutions t...
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Published on Mar 1, 2009in Academy of Management Learning and Education 2.87
Nancy J. Adler36
Estimated H-index: 36
(McGill University),
Anne-Wil Harzing45
Estimated H-index: 45
(McGill University)
“Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.”—Albert Einstein Has university scholarship gone astray? Do our academic assessment systems reward scholarship that addresses the questions that matter most to society? Using international business as an example, we highlight the problematic nature of academic ranking systems and question if such assessments are drawing scholarship away from its fundamental purpose. We call for an immediate examination of ...
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Published on Jul 3, 2019in Educational Philosophy and Theory 0.86
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...
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Published on Sep 6, 2017in Journal of Business Ethics 2.92
Laura Graf1
Estimated H-index: 1
(TUM: Technische Universität München),
Wiebke Selina Wendler1
Estimated H-index: 1
(TUM: Technische Universität München)
+ 1 AuthorsIsabell M. Welpe21
Estimated H-index: 21
(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...
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Published on Apr 1, 2019in Scientometrics 2.17
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-...
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Published on Apr 1, 2019in Organizational Research Methods 4.92
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...
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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...
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Published on Jan 2, 2019in The Journal of Education for Business
Alvin Hwang12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Pace University),
Regina F. Bento10
Estimated H-index: 10
(UB: University of Baltimore)
+ 4 AuthorsChristopher Jones (University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh)
AbstractThe authors examined the publications and impact of highly productive business and management education (BME) scholars across the business disciplines of accounting, economics, finance, information systems, management, marketing, and operations management. Results from a hierarchical cluster analysis revealed five clusters of scholars: leading BME Scholars, leading discipline-focused BME scholars, high-profile BME scholars, focused BME scholars, and recognized BME scholars. The article i...
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Published on Jan 1, 2019
David Starr-Glass4
Estimated H-index: 4
(University of New York in Prague)
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Published on Oct 1, 2018in Corporate Governance
Rashid Zaman4
Estimated H-index: 4
(LU: Lincoln University (Pennsylvania)),
Stephen Bahadar1
Estimated H-index: 1
(LU: Lincoln University (Pennsylvania))
+ 1 AuthorsMuhammad Arslan1
Estimated H-index: 1
(LU: Lincoln University (Pennsylvania))
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of corporate governance, with particular reference to the role of independent directors on boards and audit committees, and media coverage on corporate transparency and disclosure. In addition, the paper also investigates the role of the media on independent directors’ behaviours towards corporate transparency and disclosure. Design/methodology/approach The paper uses the well-developed two-step system generalised method of moments appro...
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