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

Mingers, John (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. E-ISSN 1476-9360. (doi:10.1057/jors.2008.94) (KAR id:22292)

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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
DOI/Identification number: 10.1057/jors.2008.94
Uncontrolled keywords: citations; Hirsch; h-index; metrics; research productivity; RAE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics > HA33 Management Science
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Kent Business School (do not use)
Depositing User: John Mingers
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2009 20:58 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:33 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/22292 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Mingers, John: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4102-4696

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