Matthew Valle, professor of management in the Love School of Business, and alumna Kaitlyn Schultz, admissions counselor in the Office of Admissions and Financial Planning, have recently published their research on the factors that contribute to the production of significant (top-tier) research outputs in the management discipline.
The article, titled “The etiology of top-tier publications in management: A status attainment perspective on academic career success,” was published in Career Development International (2011 – Vol. 16 (3), pp. 220-237). The research was conducted over a two-year period, and elements of the data collection were incorporated into a SURF project/presentation that Schultz (BSBA ’10) executed in her senior year.
The research developed and tested a comprehensive model of personal and institutional input variables believed to be related to research productivity. Analyses of 440 faculty records, gathered using a combination of archival and survey methods, revealed that the primary determinants of faculty productivity (in top-tier journals) were the status effects associated with the institutional affiliation of the faculty member (i.e. reputation of the institution), whether the faculty member was an editorial board member of a top-tier journal/journals, and whether the faculty member taught/mentored doctoral students. The findings of this study have important implications for the careers of management faculty at AACSB-accredited business schools.
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