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Soll man das Handelsblatt-Ranking BWL boykottieren?


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  • Dilger, Alexander


Das Handelsblatt-Ranking BWL erschien 2012 zum zweiten Mal und wurde von über 300 Wissenschaftlern boykottiert. Nach Vorstellung des Rankings und der wichtigsten Argumente für den Boykott werden wesentliche Diskussionsbeiträge zu dem Ranking und Boykott präsentiert und kommentiert. Dabei zeigt sich, dass insbesondere die geringe praktische Bedeutung dieses Rankings gegen seinen Boykott spricht, für den diese Bedeutung übertrieben und durch den sie sogar etwas gesteigert wurde. Folglich sollte man das Handelsblatt-Ranking BWL besser detailliert kritisieren oder ignorieren statt boykottieren. -- The Handelsblatt-Ranking for Business Administration has been published in 2012 for the second time and was boycotted by more than 300 academics. After describing the ranking and the main arguments for its boycott, essential contributions to the discussion about the ranking and its boycott are presented and commented. Thereby it is shown that in particular the low practical relevance of this ranking is an argument against its boycott, for which this relevance has been exaggerated and by which it has even been increased a little bit. Therefore one should better criticise this ranking in detail or ignore it instead of a boycott.

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Paper provided by University of Münster, Institute for Organisational Economics in its series Discussion Papers of the Institute for Organisational Economics with number 3/2013.

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