Measuring the Research Contribution of Management Academics using the Hirsch-Index

Mingers, J. (2009) Measuring the Research Contribution of Management Academics using the Hirsch-Index. Journal of the Operational Research Society , 60 (9). pp. 1143-1153. ISSN 0160-5682 . (Full text available)

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Abstract

There is an increasing emphasis on the use of metrics for assessing the research contribution of academics, departments, journals or conferences. Contribution has two dimensions: quantity which can be measured by number/size of the outputs, and quality which is most easily measured by the number of citations. Recently, Hirsch proposed a new metric which is simple, combines both quality and quantity in one number, and is robust to measurement problems. This paper applies the h-index to three groups of management academics – BAM Fellows, INFORMS Fellows, and members of COPIOR – in order to evaluate the extent to which the h-index would serve as a reliable measure of the contribution of researchers in the management field.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: citations; Hirsch; h-index; metrics; research productivity; RAE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics > HA33 Management Science
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Depositing User: John Mingers
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2009 20:58
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2013 15:42
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/22292 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)

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