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Rankings upon rankings – and no end in sight Discussion of “Quantitative and Qualitative Rankings of Scholars” by Rost and Frey


Backes-Gellner, Uschi (2011). Rankings upon rankings – and no end in sight Discussion of “Quantitative and Qualitative Rankings of Scholars” by Rost and Frey. UZH Business Working Paper Series 378, University of Zurich.

Abstract

Katja Rost and Bruno S. Frey address an important topic. They compare two kinds of rankings, a conventional allegedly "quantitative“ publication ranking, and a ranking based on the membership on editorial boards of academic journals, which they call "qualitative“. They find that the relation between the two rankings is not linear, but inversely u-shaped. Consequently, they argue that maximizing publication rankings may lead to a decline in research quality. Therefore, basing promotion decisions solely on publication rankings could be counterproductive for science and hence should be avoided.

Abstract

Katja Rost and Bruno S. Frey address an important topic. They compare two kinds of rankings, a conventional allegedly "quantitative“ publication ranking, and a ranking based on the membership on editorial boards of academic journals, which they call "qualitative“. They find that the relation between the two rankings is not linear, but inversely u-shaped. Consequently, they argue that maximizing publication rankings may lead to a decline in research quality. Therefore, basing promotion decisions solely on publication rankings could be counterproductive for science and hence should be avoided.

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Item Type:Working Paper
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Business Administration
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
Language:English
Date:30 January 2011
Deposited On:10 Sep 2019 14:00
Last Modified:07 Apr 2020 07:22
Series Name:UZH Business Working Paper Series
Number of Pages:20
ISSN:2296-0422
OA Status:Green
Related URLs:https://www.zora.uzh.ch/id/eprint/48510/
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:18176

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