Paper published: Editorial governance and journal impact

Scientometrics published our article Editorial governance and journal impact: a study of management and business journals. It examines how characteristics of editors, in particular the diversity of editorial teams, are related to journal impact. Our sample comprises 2244 editors who were affiliated with 645 volumes of 138 business and management journals. Results show that multiple editorships and editors’ affiliation to institutions of high reputation are positively related to journal impact, while the length of editors’ terms is negatively associated with impact scores. Surprisingly, we find that diversity of editorial teams in terms of gender and nationality is largely unrelated to journal impact. Our study extends the scarce knowledge on editorial teams and their relevance to journal impact by integrating different strands of literature and studying several demographic factors simultaneously.

Access the study here: Petersen, J., Hattke, F. & Vogel, R. (2017): Editorial governance and journal impact: a study of management and business journals. Scientometrics (online first).

Job openings @ WHU Vienna

The Institute for Higher Education Management at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (Prof. Dr. Barbara Sporn) is currently inviting applications for a fulltime Assistant Professor, non-tenure track position (post-doc) or two 30 hours/week Teaching and Research Associate positions (pre-doc). These employee positions will be limited to a period of 6 years, starting on June 1, 2017 (commencement date subject to change).

Application materials can be submitted online until May 24, 2017.

Find more information here or visit www.wu.ac.at/jobs.

CfP: 2017 EFMD Higher Education Research Conference

This year’s EFMD Higher Education research conference will take place on 23-24 October 2017 in Leuven, Belgium. It will be hosted by KU Leuven.

EFMD welcomes and encourages submissions of research work within the following three areas of academic enquiry:
  • Track 1: Interdisciplinarity and the challenges for governance, incentive structures, faculty management, and autonomy/organisation of business schools and HEIs in general
  • Track 2: Interdisciplinarity and its impact in management education and research
  • Track 3: Innovations in management education and research
  • EFMD-EDAMBA Track 4: We have a special EFMD-EDAMBA track for PhDs this year. EDAMBA is the European Doctoral Association in Management and Business Administration

Outline papers can be submitted until 30 April 2017.

Fur further informations take a look at the HERC2017_Call_4_Papers.

Call for applications: PhD Students at the Graduate School „Science and Society“

The Graduate School of the interdisciplinary Leibniz Center Science and Society (LCSS) at the Leibniz Universität Hannover is searching for PhD candidates who want to earn a PhD in the field of Science Studies or Higher Education Research. The Graduate School is cooperating closely with the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW). The LCSS Graduate School invites interested candidates to apply for one of six funded PhD positions (E13 65% for 36 months). The positions start on October 1st, 2017. Deadline for applications is on June 3rd 2017. For more information, see the call for applications in German or the call for applications in English.

Cfp – Annual Consortium of Higher Education Researchers

Dear all

Please find attached a quite interesting CfP organised by the Higher Education Studies Team (HIEST) at the Finnish Institute for Educational Research in cooperation with CHER.

The topic is on universities as political institution – HEIs in the middle of academic, economic and social pressures. The conference will focus on multiple and often complex relations and relationships internal and external to higher education institutions.The conference aims to open up fresh perspectives to HEIs as political institutions consisting of a variety of conflicting definitions and practices on how to organise, plan, and implement academic and managerial decisions and processes.

The conference tracks will include the following: academic work and workers; leadership and management; teaching and learning; students – admission, experience and outcomes; HEIs in society.

Abstract submission and more information on the conference website ktl.jyu.fi/cher2017.
The call for proposals is open now, deadline is March 17th.

Summer School on Higher Education

Dear PhD colleagues,

please find attached relevant information on a new relaunched summer school that will take place at the university of Jyväskylä in Finland!
The theme of this year summer school is research ethics and researchers’ social responsibility, understood in the broadest sense. The summer school addresses the big decisions faced by all PhD students in the course of their PhD: how to plan, execute and follow through a research project in an ethical manner.
The summer school provides PhD students an opportunity to present and get feedback on their own research as well as to meet senior researchers and other PhD students from the field of higher education research. The format of the summer school is based on students presenting their own papers, commenting on papers by other students and receiving feedback also from senior colleagues.

The deadline for the applications is 31st March 2017
Applicants will be notified of acceptance by 2nd of May 2017
The participants are asked to submit the full papers (3-5 pages) by 1st of August 2017
Time: 30th – 31st of August, 2017

For further information, please follow the link https://korkeakoulututkimus.fi/summerschool2017/

Best Paper Award. Congratulations to our IndiKon team member Isabel!

Isabel Bögner received the best paper award of the 19th Workshop Scientific Commission Higher Education Management, which took place on 21.& 22. February 2016 at the Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg. The paper with the title “Research puppies (un)chained – How the socialization of doctoral students contributes to the institutional stability of output-related performance indicators in academia.” illustrates how the relevance of output-related performance indicators influences the behavior of and cognitions of doctoral students and how these behaviors and cognitions in turn lead to the institutional stability of output-related performance indicators in academia

The award ceremony was the ending of an interesting and inspiring workshop.

„Review the scientific review process“

Peer review is the central mechanism to verify the quality of scientific manuscripts. According to the internet platform SciRev, peer review processes are often lengthy, which delays the distribution of valuable, novel knowledge within the scientific community. To streamline this phase in scientfic knowledge dissemination, SciRev aims to increase transparency of scientific review processes across journals. Therefore, researchers are invited to evaluate their review experience with a journal based on various characteristics, such as duration of review rounds or rejection time or overall satisfaction with the review process. The information provided is aggregated into scores, which feed into a comprehensive database, so that journals become comparable.

Ultimately, researchers can search for journals with an efficient peer review procedure and benefit from timely publication while journal editors have the opportunity to compare their journal’s performance with that of others.

Check out the website to contribute to the database or benefit from your peers’ journal review experiences.

CfP: EFMD Higher Education Research Conference 2017

From 23-24 October this year’s EFMD Higher Education Research Conference will take place  in Leuven, Belgium.The conference will focus on “Impact and interdisciplinarity in management education and research”.

The three tracks of the conference will be:

Track 1: Interdisciplinarity and the challenges for governance, incentive structures, faculty management, and autonomy/organisation of business schools and HEIs in general
Track 2: Interdisciplinarity and its impact in management education and research
Track 3: Innovations in management education and research.

Outline papers of around 2000 words dealing with the conferences topics can be submitted until 30 April 2017. Further information can be found  in the Call for papers.

 

Program and Registration: Workshop Higher Education Management

The scientific commission higher education management (WK HSM) has released the program of this year’s annual workshop. The main theme is about third party funding. Other topics include performance management, young scholars, and university governance. Our team contributes two papers to the workshop. Isabel Boegner’s paper on socialization of doctoral students and Rick’s and mine on performance indicators in academia. Follow the links to find the full program and registration form.

Call for Papers „Leistungsbewertung in der Wissenschaft – Perspektiven aus Forschung, Praxis und Politik“

On the 25th & 26th of January 2017 the conference „Leistungsbewertung in der Wissenschaft – Perspektiven aus Forschung, Praxis und Politik“ takes place at the Vorhoelzer Forum of the TU Munich.

Participants of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research funding line „Leistungsbewertung in der Wissenschaft“ will present results of their research projects. Scholars who are not part of the funding line can also submit presentations about research on topics like performance indicators, or digitalization and performance measurement. Keynotes will be held by Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Bruno Frey, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Margit Osterloh, Prof. Dr. Stefan Kühl, Dr. Ulrich Schreiterer and Prof. Dr. Birgitta Wolff.

Abstracts (max. 1000 words) can be submitted until December 9th to patrick.oehler@tum.de. For further informations take a look at the call for papers.

CfP: WK Higher Education Management @ HSU

We’re co-hosting the upcoming conference of the Scientific Commission Higher Education Management (Wissenschaftliche Kommission Hochschulmanagement im VHB) on February 21-22, 2017 at the HSU Helmut Schmidt University in Hamburg.

Abstracts (max. 1000 words excluding references) of articles dealing with the management of higher education institutions can be submitted until December 23rd 2016. The main topic is “Third party funding in higher education”. But there is also the possibility to submit papers in other areas of interest, among them:

  • New forms of governance of universities
  • Measurability of research performance
  • Open access, social media, and ctizen science
  • Peer evaluation, performance indicators, and rankings
  • Autonomy of science

For further information see the call for papers (only in German).

Publiction bias in the social sciences

I know, publication bias is not a new topic but it is still of high relevance. I found some very interesting results in a study from Annie Franco, Neil Malhotra, Gabor Simonovits published in Science (19 Sep 2014, Vol. 345, Issue 6203, pp. 1502-1505): Publication bias in the social sciences: Unlocking the file drawer. According to the authors, “only 10 out of 48 null results were published, whereas 56 out of 91 studies with strongly significant results made it into a journal.” The following figure summarizes the results:

null-results

The pattern is quite remarkable. The majority of evidence that does not support any hypothesized relationship is not even written-up in the first place. So there’s reason for doubt that special platforms or journals who publish papers with contrary findings – as it is regularly discussed for overcoming publication bias – will significantly increase the number of null results published.

On the 2016 EFMD Higher Education Research Conference

The topic of this year’s EFMD Higher Education Research Conference was ‘Innovations in Higher Education’ – the focus was on innovations in forms of governance, management and organisation of higher education institutions and business schools, innovations in education and innovations in research.

The conference took place in Barcelona from 10 – 11 October 2016 and was hosted by the IESE Business School, University of Navarra, on the edge of the beautiful Barcelona. It was the fifth such conference since the beginning in 2012. Presentations span a range of research problems, all addressing in a way the topic of innovation, from different (disciplinary) perspectives and/ or in different research contexts, which raised lively discussions. Interesting keynotes coplemented the conference, e.g., by Della Bradshaw, former business education editor of the Financial Times and one of the architects of the Financial Times 45 list (since 2016 Financial Times 50 list), with her keynote on “What has management education achieved in the last twenty years? What is the future holding for business schools?”.

For more information on next year’s EFMD Higher Education Research Conference, please have a look here.

Closing conference of the program “Performances de la recherche en sciences humaines et sociales”

The closing conference of the program “Performances de la recherche en sciences humaines et sociales” takes place at the University of Bern from 3 – 4 November 2016.

The conference addresses topics such as impact and quality in research in the humanities and the social sciences, excellence in research and societal usefulness, conveying quality of research in political areas and preserving diversity of research in times of excellence categories and rankings. The closing conference presents the results of the program and opens the discussion. It is the conference’s aim to bring together researchers, project leaders and important stakeholders of the Swiss higher education landscape.

Keynote speakers:

  • Prof. Dr. Shalini Randeria, Rector of the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna and Research Director and Professor of Social Anthropology and Sociology at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva
  • Prof. Dr. Peter Dahler-Larsen, Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen, former President of European Evaluation Society

Please find the full conference program here. Registration is possible via the website.

IndiKon at the AoM in Anaheim

Rick Vogel, Fabian Hattke and Isabel Bögner attended the Academy of Management (AoM) from the 05.-09th August 2016 in Anaheim.

We were delighted to present one of our research projects “How influence tactics of reviewers affect authors’ trust and commitment to peer review “. We would like to thank all participants in the discussion for the valuable feedback we received.

This year´s conference slogan was “Making organizations more meaningful”. The theme covered a wide-ranging spectrum of theoretical perspectives and methods.

For PhD students AoM is an excellent forum to get to know many international researchers with whom one can interchange research ideas and learn about future research streams. I can definitely recommend it to young researchers!

All in all it was a great experience!

For further information please have a look at http://aom.org/annualmeeting/theme/

CfP: German Association for Higher Education Research (GfHf)

The 12th Annual Conference of the German Association for Higher Education Research (GfHf) has announced its call for papers. The theme of the conference is “Digitalization of universities: Research, teaching, and administration”.

The conference will take place at the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW) in Hanover from 30 – 31 April 2017.

The conference also explicitly welcomes contributions from disciplines beyond higher education and scientific research that address research questions in the context of digitalization in higher education and science systems. Exemplary relevant research questions can be found in the full call for papers.

Abstracts (max. 1,000 words) shall be submitted until 31 October 2016.

Further information is provided in the full call for papers and on the conference homepage.

Impressions of the Irish Academy of Management (IAM) 2016

The 19th Irish Academy of Management (IAM) Conference was held at the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business in Dublin from 31 August – 2 September 2016. The main conference theme was “Re-imagining business and the role of ethics”.

The conference provided a platform for a broad range of papers and interesting plenary panels, such as the keynote presentation titled “Towards a pluriversal world of academies of management”, which was held by Professors Nic Beech and Bill Cooke who represented the British Academy of Management.

The presented conference papers were anchored in a wide range of topics, such as “Policy, Legitimacy and ideology”, “Ethics and discourse”, “Leadership and culture”, “Clusters and networks” or “Business School Education”. In the last-mentioned session, I presented my paper “How innovative are editors: Evidence across journals and disciplines”.

Attending this conference was a nice and exciting experience and provided me again with some valuable insights for my own research!

Conference „Die Vermessung der Third Mission“

Reciprocal interactions between higher education institutions and their societal environment are highly relevant in today`s knowledge society. Universities` “Third Mission” is to advance such interactions.

Two research projects out of the german federal ministry of education and research  funding line „Leistungsbewertung in der Wissenschaft“ have generated new findings concernig the institutionalization of third mission activities in the german higher education sector. Their members will present these findings  at Umweltforum Berlin on September 27 & 28.

For further informations take a look at http://www.che.de/thirdmission2016