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Time to Go? (Inter)national mobility and appointment success of young academics


Bäker, Agnes; Breuninger, Susanne; Muschallik, Julia; Pull, Kerstin; Backes-Gellner, Uschi (2016). Time to Go? (Inter)national mobility and appointment success of young academics. Schmalenbach Business Review, 17(3-4):401-421.

Abstract

We analyze whether and how young researchers’ (inter)national mobility affects their later appointment success. We use data on 330 researchers from business and economics in Germany, Austria and the German-speaking part of Switzerland and measure appointment success by (a) the time it takes a young researcher to get tenure and by (b) whether the researcher succeeded in getting tenure at a highly ranked institution. We find that international mobility is positively related to the likelihood of getting tenure at a highly ranked institution whereas pre-tenure national mobility is negatively related to both measures of appointment success. The latter effect stems from the period when post-doctoral pre-tenure national mobility was uncommon and created a negative stigma -- an effect that vanishes after the introduction of Juniorprofessorships.

Abstract

We analyze whether and how young researchers’ (inter)national mobility affects their later appointment success. We use data on 330 researchers from business and economics in Germany, Austria and the German-speaking part of Switzerland and measure appointment success by (a) the time it takes a young researcher to get tenure and by (b) whether the researcher succeeded in getting tenure at a highly ranked institution. We find that international mobility is positively related to the likelihood of getting tenure at a highly ranked institution whereas pre-tenure national mobility is negatively related to both measures of appointment success. The latter effect stems from the period when post-doctoral pre-tenure national mobility was uncommon and created a negative stigma -- an effect that vanishes after the introduction of Juniorprofessorships.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Business Administration
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
Language:English
Date:2016
Deposited On:12 Aug 2016 07:10
Last Modified:24 Jun 2017 00:00
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1439-2917
Additional Information:The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s41464-016-0010-y
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s41464-016-0010-y
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:13554

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