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Rankings von Zeitschriften und Personen in der BWL


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  • Dilger, Alexander


Rankings gewinnen in der Wissenschaft an Bedeutung, stehen aber auch in der Kritik. Es kann Unterschiedliches zu verschiedenen Zwecken mit noch anderen Folgen gerankt werden. Im Folgenden werden nur Forschungsrankings betrachtet, die entweder wissenschaftliche Zeitschriften oder die darin veröffentlichten Wissenschaftler in eine Rangfolge bringen. Die Betrachtung erfolgt am Beispiel der deutschen Betriebswirtschaftslehre (BWL), kann jedoch prinzipiell in den meisten Wissenschaften entsprechend angewandt werden. Innerhalb der BWL ist das VHB-JOURQUAL 2 ein aktuelles Beispiel für ein Zeitschriftenranking, das Handelsblatt-Betriebswirte Ranking hingegen ein aktuelles Personenranking. Zu letzterem wird eine Alternative direkt über Zitationen vorgeschlagen. Grundannahme der Analyse ist, dass Anreize auch in der Wissenschaft wirken, sowohl selektierend wie auch motivierend, doch Fehlanreize entsprechend falsch wirken, weshalb eine Analyse von Rankings und ihre Verbesserung lohnt. -- Rankings are gaining importance in academics but are also subject to criticism. A large variety of items or persons can be ranked for different purposes and with various consequences. This article considers only research rankings that sort either academic journals or the researchers publishing therein. The study focuses on German business administration as an example, but could be applied on most other disciplines accordingly. Within business administration the VHB-JOURQUAL 2 is a recent example of a journal ranking and the Handelsblatt-Betriebswirte-Ranking is a ranking of researchers. For the latter I propose an alternative using citations directly. The basic assumption of the analysis is that incentives are effective in academia, both for selection and motivation. Hence misguided incentives function, alas in the wrong direction, such tht analysing and improving rankings is worthwile.

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Paper provided by University of Münster, Institute for Economic Education in its series IÖB-Diskussionspapiere with number 5/09.

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  1. Dilger, Alexander, 2013. "Soll man das Handelsblatt-Ranking BWL boykottieren?," Discussion Papers of the Institute for Organisational Economics 3/2013, University of Münster, Institute for Organisational Economics.
  2. Müller, Harry, 2012. "Die Zitationshäufigkeit als Qualitätsindikator im Rahmen der Forschungsleistungsmessung," Discussion Papers of the Institute for Organisational Economics 1/2012, University of Münster, Institute for Organisational Economics.
  3. Dilger, Alexander & Müller, Harry, 2011. "Ein Forschungsleistungsranking auf der Grundlage von Google Scholar," Discussion Papers of the Institute for Organisational Economics 12/2011, University of Münster, Institute for Organisational Economics.
  4. Müller, Harry & Dilger, Alexander, 2011. "Ein Ranking von Hochschulen und (Bundes-)Ländern am Beispiel der Betriebswirtschaftslehre," Discussion Papers of the Institute for Organisational Economics 8/2011, University of Münster, Institute for Organisational Economics.
  5. Müller, Harry & Dilger, Alexander, 2013. "Der Einfluss des Forschungsschwerpunkts auf den Zitationserfolg: Eine empirische Untersuchung anhand der Gesamtpublikationen deutschsprachiger Hochschullehrer für BWL," Discussion Papers of the Institute for Organisational Economics 1/2013, University of Münster, Institute for Organisational Economics.
  6. Matthias Meyer & Rüdiger W. Waldkirch & Michael A. Zaggl, 2012. "Relative Performance Measurement of Researchers: The Impact of Data Source Selection," Schmalenbach Business Review (sbr), LMU Munich School of Management, LMU Munich School of Management, vol. 64(4), pages 308-330, October.
  7. Müller, Harry, 2013. "Zur Ethik von Rankings im Hochschulwesen: Eine Betrachtung aus ökonomischer Perspektive," CIW Discussion Papers 1/2013, University of Münster, Center for Interdisciplinary Economics (CIW).


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