Transcending the (non)sense of academic rankings

In 2009 Nancy Adler and I published a paper in the Academy of Management Learning and Education dealing with the problematic nature of academic ranking systems.

  • Adler, N.; Harzing, A.W. (2009) When Knowledge Wins: Transcending the sense and nonsense of academic rankings, The Academy of Management Learning & Education, 8(1): 72-95. Available online... - Publisher’s version

To my considerable surprise it became one of my most highly cited papers, quite ironic for a paper dealing with the problematic nature of research evaluation. The paper even went on to win the AMLE Outstanding article of the year award. This month it was selected as one of 30 articles in the new Principles for Responsible Management Education Virtual Collection.

For my most recent article with Nancy Adler dealing with the phenomenon of predatory open access journals, please see: Strange journal invitations popping up in my inbox every day.