Reconsidering Research Assessment in Times of Impact
8 September 2022
This round table (RT) will engage presenters and audience in rethinking the meaning of and approaches to research assessment in a dramatically changing global academic landscape, in which the societal impact of management research is of increasing importance. It will bring together distinguished speakers with diverse perspectives on research assessment, such as ranking and funding agencies, university leadership from different parts of the world, as well as new and ambitious initiatives for improving the evaluation of scholarly research, e.g. The Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). The RT will address some of the following questions:
- How do rankings and ratings capture research quality and impact? How do they influence universities and business schools’ research strategies and incentives?
- What new approaches and initiatives to improving the evaluation of management research are emerging around the world? What opportunities and challenges do they present?
- How is the societal impact agenda transforming the way universities organize, assess, and reward research? How do ranking and funding agencies measure and/or account for the impact of research into consideration?
- What are the implications of the impact agenda for the future of management research?