Everything you always wanted to know about impact...
Book chapter providing a quick overview of the what, why, how and where of research impact
I have always loved the book How to get published in the best management journals for its "behind the scenes" look at the academic publishing process. Hence I was delighted when Mike Wright - who very sadly has passed away since - asked me to write a chapter on research impact for its 2nd edition.
- Harzing, A.W. (2020): Everything you always wanted to know about impact..., in: Clark, T.; Wright, M.; Ketchen, D. How to get published in the best management journals, 2nd edition. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 127-141. Available online... - Publisher's version
Academics and universities worldwide have increasingly been subjected to monitoring and evaluation of research outputs. Research impact has become a buzzword and the use of metrics for research evaluation has become an integral part of the academic landscape. The adverse impact of this “audit culture” is well documented. A reversal of this trend, however, is unlikely; it is therefore important for academics to be aware of these debates. This chapter therefore provides a brief introduction into research impact, based on my academic research in the area, 12.5 years of user support for Publish or Perish - a free software program for citation analysis - and my presentations and blogposts on the topic.
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Anne-Wil Harzing is Professor of International Management at Middlesex University, London and visiting professor of International Management at Tilburg University. She is a Fellow of the Academy of International Business, a select group of distinguished AIB members who are recognized for their outstanding contributions to the scholarly development of the field of international business. In addition to her academic duties, she also maintains the Journal Quality List and is the driving force behind the popular Publish or Perish software program.