nep-sog New Economics Papers
on Sociology of Economics
Issue of 2016‒06‒18
two papers chosen by
Jonas Holmström
Axventure AB

  1. Credit allocation based on journal impact factor and coauthorship contribution By Javier E. Contreras-Reyes
  2. Study of Annual Research Productivity in Indian Top Business Schools By Aithal, Sreeramana

  1. By: Javier E. Contreras-Reyes
    Abstract: Some research institutions demand researchers to distribute the incomes they earn from publishing papers to their researchers and/or co-authors. In this study, we deal with the Impact Factor-based ranking journal as a criteria for the correct distribution of these incomes. We also include the Authorship Credit factor for distribution of the incomes among authors, using the geometric progression of Cantor's theory and the Harmonic Credit Index. Depending on the ranking of the journal, the proposed model develops a proper publication credit allocation among all authors. Moreover, our tool can be deployed in the evaluation of an institution for a funding program, as well as calculating the amounts necessary to incentivize research among personnel.
    Date: 2016–05
  2. By: Aithal, Sreeramana
    Abstract: Institutional Ranking in higher educational institutions became common practice and business schools are highly benefitted by announced ranks based on various ranking criterions. The ranking is usually announced based on the criterions like pedagogy, placement salary, research output, faculty-student ratio, international linkage, management of technology, infrastructural facilities etc. Recently, we have developed a model of calculating research productivity of higher educational institution based on calculating institutional research index and weighted research index. The institutional research productivity is calculated using a metric model called ABC model which consists of four institutional parameters identified as number of Articles published in peer reviewed journals (A), number of Books published (B), number of Case studies and/or Book Chapters (C) published, and the number of full-time Faculty members (F) in that higher education institution during a given time of observation. In this paper, we have used ABC model of institutional research productivity to calculate research productivity of some of the Indian top business schools. The publication data is collected from the institutional website for the year 2015. The research productivity of these institutions are determined and compared. Based on research productivity index, the Business Schools are re-ranked.
    Keywords: Business school ranking, Faculty productivity, Institutional productivity, Institutional publication index.
    JEL: I23
    Date: 2016–05

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