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Citation Cartel Journals Denied 2011 Impact Factor

Citation Cartel Journals Denied 2011 Impact Factor | Business Research | Scoop.it

Thomson Reuters released the 2011 edition of the Journal Citation Report (JCR) on Thursday, promoting increased coverage of regional journals and listing 526 new journals receiving their first journal impact factor. Far less conspicuous was a list of 51 journals that were suspended from this year’s report due to “anomalous citation patterns.”

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Battle for Academic Economists Is Heating Up

Battle for Academic Economists Is Heating Up | Business Research | Scoop.it
In the jockeying for position among America’s top economics departments, Stanford University and the University of Michigan are getting aggressive and plotting some big hires.
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Wellcome Trust joins 'academic spring' to open up science

Wellcome Trust joins 'academic spring' to open up science | Business Research | Scoop.it
Wellcome backs campaign to break stranglehold of academic journals and allow all research papers to be shared free online...
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Economists Adopt New Disclosure Rules for Authors of Published Research - Faculty - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Economists Adopt New Disclosure Rules for Authors of Published Research - Faculty - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Business Research | Scoop.it

Following heavy scrutiny of economists' conflicts of interest before the financial crash of 2008, the American Economic Association has adopted new guidelines at its annual meeting here that require scholars to divulge who supports the research they publish in the association's journals.

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Bring Research and Innovation together: the missing link on management research in the EU funding framework

Bring Research and Innovation together: the missing link on management research in the EU funding framework | Business Research | Scoop.it
The current EU policy and funding instruments have recognised that innovation consists of cross-disciplinary activities, which is not only limited to technological breakthroughs.
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European Business Schools 2011: Trouble at the top - FT.com

When the alleged UBS rogue trader Kweku Adoboli was accused of causing a $2.3bn (£1.4bn) loss at the bank in London, business school professors were out in force. They blogged their analysis, tweeted their advice and generally pontificated at large on the issue of corporate governance.

 

I must say I was mildly amused by these responses. Arguably the most idiosyncratic aspect of European business schools is the range of different types of ­inappropriate governance systems that they labour ­under. And in particular, how different they are from the “real” world when it comes to appointing the big chief.

 

Of course, most US and UK university-based business schools follow a straight­forward system in which the president (US) or vice-chancellor (UK) appoints the dean of the business school based on recommendations from a search committee or firm. Presidents hire and only presidents can fire.

 

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RSM Insight - Managerial Publications by RSM Faculty

RSM Insight - Managerial Publications by RSM Faculty | Business Research | Scoop.it

Welcome to RSM Insight. We have created this publication in order to make easily accessible to business leaders the outstanding research of RSM faculty. In each issue we will provide a short, typically two-page, summary rewritten in business rather than academic language, of a few recent articles published by our faculty on topics that are particularly timely and relevant for senior executives. Happy reading!

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EUA : Full costing is key for ‘financial salvation’: Report from EUIMA Study Visit to the University of Birmingham

EUA : Full costing is key for ‘financial salvation’: Report from EUIMA Study Visit to the University of Birmingham | Business Research | Scoop.it

The EUIMA Full-Costing project study visit to the University of Birmingham, one of the most advanced institutions in Europe in using full costing as a strategic tool, took place from 25 to 27 October. The event showcased the importance of full costing as an essential management tool for universities and underlined how it can be used by the university leadership to enhance financial sustainability.

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The Fraud Who Fooled (Almost) Everyone - Percolator - The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Fraud Who Fooled (Almost) Everyone - Percolator - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Business Research | Scoop.it

It’s now known that Diederik Stapel, the Dutch social psychologist who was suspended by Tilburg University in September, faked dozens of studies and managed not to get caught for years despite his outrageous fabrications. But how, exactly, did he do it?

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Canada’s universities adopt new Statement on Academic Freedom

RT @aucc_ca: Canada's universities adopt new Statement on Academic Freedom http://t.co/Oy5dQQ7A #cdnpse...
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Do Countries with lower self-citation rates produce higher impact papers? Or does Humility Pay? - MoneyScience

Do Countries with lower self-citation rates produce higher impact papers? Or does Humility Pay? - MoneyScience | Business Research | Scoop.it

Klaus Jaffe: studying the 62 countries producing most papers reported in the SCImago data base in the period 1996-2008, it was found that countries with low per capita publication numbers show variable rates of self-citations and produce publications with lower citation impact. In contrast, countries with larger numbers of citations per paper have also high per capita publication numbers and their researchers appear to be humbler, showing lower rates of country and author self-citations. Notable exceptions are China, USA and Iran, which show abnormally high country self-citation rates, partially explained respectively by large populations, large total number of publications and language barriers. An increase of self-citation rates in almost all countries during the last decade, calls for exploring science policies that increase international scientific impact such as more international cooperation, and science education with broader outlooks.

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The Impact of Economic Blogs

The Impact of Economic Blogs | Business Research | Scoop.it

There is a proliferation of economics blogs, with increasing numbers of famous and not-so-famous economists devoting a significant amount of time to writing blog entries, and in some cases, attracting large numbers of readers. Yet little is known about the impact of this new medium. Together we are writing a paper to try and measure various impacts of economics blogs and thought we’d share the results over a few blog posts – and hopefully get useful comments to improve the paper at the same time.

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Does Academic Business Research Pay Off? –

Does Academic Business Research Pay Off? – | Business Research | Scoop.it
Does Academic Business Research Pay Off? Putting a Dollar Value on Academic Business Research. “According to a recent study, MBA students who attend schools where teachers frequently publish in high-level academic ...

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An impressive growth of european research articles with international coauthors 1989–2009

An impressive growth of european research articles with international coauthors 1989–2009 | Business Research | Scoop.it

Research produces new knowledge, products, or processes. Research publications reflect contributions to knowledge, patents indicate useful inventions, and citations on patents to the scientific and technical literature indicate linkages between
research and practical application.

 

Collaborative research is becoming the norm, and collaboration across national boundaries is generally increasing, as reflected in international coauthorship on research articles. In 1988, only 8% of the world’s S&E articles had international
coauthors; by 2009, this share had grown to 23%. For the world’s major S&T regions, the 2009 rate ranged from about 27% to 42%.

 

As a result of the large volume of both U.S. and EU article outputs, along with EU policies that encourage intra-Union collaboration, U.S.-based authors appeared on 43%, and EU-based authors on 67%, of the world’s internationally
coauthored articles in 2009.

 

nsf.gov - Science and Engineering Indicators 2012 - US National Science Foundation (NSF)

Fulltext is here: http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/seind12/pdf/overview.pdf


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Research and its practical uses

Research and its practical uses | Business Research | Scoop.it
How should shops react to the digital revolution? How can they integrate online delivery with high street selling in an age when otherwise loyal customers can see rival prices with a glance at a smartphone?
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Academic publishers have become the enemies of science

Academic publishers have become the enemies of science | Business Research | Scoop.it
The US Research Works Act would allow publishers to line their pockets by locking publicly funded research behind paywalls...
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Business practice and research working hand in hand

Business practice and research working hand in hand | Business Research | Scoop.it

Earlier this year, the UK Minister for Universities and Science, David Willetts MP, criticised business academics for focusing too much on research. In a speech to the Comment Conference on Enterprise organised by Editorial Intelligence in April, he claimed that rewarding leading academics in business schools for producing research may not be in the long-term interests of the performance of business. Mike Wright, Professor of Entrepreneurship (Imperial College, London), argues that high quality research is needed to equip businesses for the future.

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Why Management Professors Should Write More Books

Why Management Professors Should Write More Books | Business Research | Scoop.it

It is paradoxical that while so many books about management are being published, so few of them are by management professors. There are three mutually reinforcing reasons for this.

First, many fields within management have adopted a natural sciences research model that emphasizes publishing academic journal articles rather than books.

Second, the research component of the influential Financial Times global ranking of business schools is based on articles published in a list of 40 top-tier academic journals. Administrators attempting to improve a school’s rankings will therefore, as they say, incent faculty members to publish articles in those academic journals rather than books. Third, business schools have been growing, which means hiring entry level faculty members. To get tenure, assistant professors need to publish quickly, and books take too long, so a business school with a young faculty – as most are – will concentrate on publishing academic journal articles.

Sandford Borins is a Professor of Management at the University of Toronto. He writes, blogs, and teaches about narrative, information technology, and innovation.


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EU Commissioner delivers speech at the British Academy on the future of Social Sciences and Humanities Research, London, 10 November 2011

EU Commissioner delivers speech at the British Academy on the future of Social Sciences and Humanities Research, London, 10 November 2011 | Business Research | Scoop.it
"Let me assure you that the European Commission shares the goals of the British Academy to inspire, recognise and support excellence in the social sciences and humanities and to champion their role and value."
London, 10 November 2011
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EIASM 40 years young! | EIASM

EIASM 40 years young! | EIASM | Business Research | Scoop.it

Since its foundation in 1971, the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM) has striven to accomplish its mission as a main driver of academic rigor and excellence in the field of management research and management teaching in Europe, and has dedicated itself to raising the profile of European Management Research in general.

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Using the h-index to measure the quality of journals in the field of business and management

Using the h-index to measure the quality of journals in the field of business and management | Business Research | Scoop.it

This paper considers the use of the h-index as a measure of a journal’s research quality and contribution. We study a sample of 455 journals in business and management all of which are included in the ISI Web of Science (WoS) and the Association of Business School’s peer review journal ranking list. The h-index is compared with both the traditional impact factors, and with the peer review judgements. We also consider two sources of citation data – the WoS itself and Google Scholar. The conclusions are that the h-index is preferable to the impact factor for a variety of reasons, especially the selective coverage of the impact factor and the fact that it disadvantages journals that publish many papers. Google Scholar is also preferred to WoS as a data source. However, the paper notes that it is not sufficient to use any single metric to properly evaluate research achievements.

Information Processing & Management
John Mingers, Frederico Macri, Dan Petrovici, In Press, Corrected Proof -

doi:10.1016/j.ipm.2011.03.009


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Should you enter the academic blogosphere? | University Affairs

Should you enter the academic blogosphere? | University Affairs | Business Research | Scoop.it
A discussion on whether scholars should take the time to write a blog about their work.
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Academic Business Research is worth the buck » MBA Channel

Academic business research has economic value: MBA students from schools where teachers frequently publish in high-level academic journals tend to earn more after graduation.
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What if academics were as dumb as quacks with statistics? – Bad Science

What if academics were as dumb as quacks with statistics? – Bad Science | Business Research | Scoop.it
We all like to laugh at quacks when they misuse basic statistics. But what if academics, en masse, deploy errors that are equally foolish? This week Sander Nieuwenhuis and colleagues publish a mighty torpedo in the journal Nature Neuroscience.
They’ve identified one direct, stark statistical error that is so widespread it appears in about half of all the published papers surveyed from the academic neuroscience research literature.
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