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

Mingers, John (2008) Measuring the Research Contribution of Management Academics using the Hirsch-Index. Working paper. University of Kent Canterbury, Canterbury 10.1057/jors.2008.94. (doi:10.1057/jors.2008.94) (Full text available)

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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: Monograph (Working paper)
Additional information: Working Paper Number 162
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Management Science
Depositing User: John Mingers
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2010 15:24 UTC
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2016 09:30 UTC
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