nep-sog New Economics Papers
on Sociology of Economics
Issue of 2013‒09‒28
four papers chosen by
Jonas Holmström
Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration

  1. Ranking of Business School Journals: A Rating Guide for Researchers By Bandyopadhyay, Arindam
  2. Job Mobility, Peer Effects, and Research Productivity in Economics By Thomas Bolli; Jörg Schläpfer
  3. Promptness and Academic Performance By Novarese, Marco; Di Giovinazzo, Viviana
  4. Who are the Academic All-rounders? By OECD

  1. By: Bandyopadhyay, Arindam
    Abstract: Rating of research journals enables academic institutions to evaluate research quality of scholars in a more transparent manner. An indicative Journal Quality Ranking List has been compiled in this piece of work to assist researchers to understand the academic standards of various business journals. It is a collation of journal rankings in a master scale from a variety of sources. This list may also be helpful Business schools to encourage faculty publications & conduct academic performance evaluation.
    Keywords: Journal Ranking, Business School Research
    JEL: A1 G00 M00
    Date: 2013–04–18
  2. By: Thomas Bolli (KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich, Switzerland); Jörg Schläpfer (KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
    Abstract: Analysing a comprehensive panel dataset of economists working at Austrian, German, and Swiss universities, we investigate how the local environment influences a scientist’s research productivity. The research environment varies if a scientist joins another department or if the characteristics of his colleagues change. We find no influence of the research environment on the average researcher’s productivity, if we control for individual characteristics. This result indicates that with today’s communication technologies spillovers are not bounded locally.
    Keywords: University, economics, productivity, mobility, peer effects, bibliometrics
    JEL: I23 J62
    Date: 2013–09
  3. By: Novarese, Marco; Di Giovinazzo, Viviana
    Abstract: This article uses university administration data to investigate the relation between student behavior (rapid response in finalizing enrolment procedures) and academic performance. It shows how student promptness in enrolling, or lack of it, can prove a useful forecast of academic success. Several explanations can be given, including simply the greater or lesser tendency to procrastinate.
    Keywords: procrastination, academic performance, motivation
    JEL: D83 D99 I21
    Date: 2013–09
  4. By: OECD
    Abstract: On average across OECD countries, around 4% of students are top performers in reading, mathematics and science (all-rounders). Australia, Finland, Hong Kong-China, Japan, New Zealand, Shanghai-China and Singapore have larger proportions of these students than any other country or economy.
    Date: 2013–09

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