nep-sog New Economics Papers
on Sociology of Economics
Issue of 2011‒08‒09
two papers chosen by
Jonas Holmström
Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration

  1. Entrepreneurial Scientists and their Publication Performance. An Insight from Belgium By Malwina Mejer
  2. Befragung der Kommission Hochschulmanagement zu VHB-JOURQUAL By Dilger, Alexander

  1. By: Malwina Mejer
    Abstract: Intensification of university-industry interactions raises concerns about the potential negative impact it may have on the pace of scientific progress. This paper analyzes the relationship between academic patenting, research collaboration and quality of scientic output in a panel of 268 patenting and non-patenting life-science researchers from five universities in Belgium. Results suggest that scientists benefit from research collaboration with industry as witnessed by higher productivity and higher annual citation frequencies. Patenting positively correlates with higher quality of scientific output, except when industry is directly involved in the patenting process. In contrast to previous studies we do not end a positive relationship between patenting and citations.
    Keywords: patenting; scientific publication; quality; collaboration
    JEL: I21 I23 O33 O34
    Date: 2011–07
  2. By: Dilger, Alexander
    Abstract: Im Juni 2011 wurde die wissenschaftliche Kommission Hochschulmanagement im Verband der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft e. V. (VHB) zum Zeitschriftenranking dieses Verbandes, VHB-JOURQUAL, befragt. Die Ergebnisse zeigen, dass eine große Mehrheit der Mitglieder und Interessenten der Kommission zumindest im Detail kritisch zu diesem Ranking eingestellt ist, wobei es von einer beachtlichen Minderheit grundsätzlich abgelehnt wird. Dabei gibt es zwei unterschiedliche Motive für die Kritik. Die einen empfinden deutschsprachige BWL-Zeitschriften als zu schlecht beurteilt, die anderen eher als zu gut und befürworten internationale Rankings. Es werden fünf konkrete Empfehlungen formuliert. -- The Section of Academic Management of the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB) has been asked about the journal ranking of this association, VHB-JOURQUAL, in June 2011. The results of this survey show that a large majority of members and interested persons of the section are critical about this ranking or at least some details of it, while a considerable minority rejects it fundamentally. However, there are two different motives for this criticism. One side perceives that German journals of business administration are ranked too low, whereas the other side thinks that these journals are ranked too high and advocates international rankings. Five concrete recommendations are formulated.
    JEL: I23 A11 C49 J24 M00 J45
    Date: 2011

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