, Volume 25, Issue 2, pp 171-188
Date: 08 Mar 2008

Research rankings of Asia Pacific business schools: Global versus local knowledge strategies

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Despite the increasing recognition of the importance of the research mission of universities, no previous work has investigated the research productivity and research strategies of Asia Pacific business schools. This article fills this important gap by conducting the first study to rank the publication productivity of 130 Asia Pacific business schools. Drawing on data from the UTD Top 100 Business School Research Rankings™ and several additional sources, we rank Asia Pacific business schools’ research productivity in three areas: (1) twenty-four leading business journals, (2) seven top management journals, and (3) five Asia Pacific management journals. We also extend this analysis by documenting the distinct publishing strategies of various Asia Pacific business schools—global, local, or both.

This research was supported, in part, by the Perelman Senior Research Fellowship at Temple, the Provost’s Distinguished Professorship at UTD, and the National Science Foundation (CAREER SES 0552089). We thank Andrew Delios for helping us collect data and for his hands-on editorial assistance. We also thank Dave Ahlstrom and Anne-Wil Harzing for helpful comments and Ted Khoury, Kenny Oh, and Sylvia Yen for research assistance. We are grateful to Dean Hasan Pirkul for granting us permission to use data from the UTD Top 100 Business School Research Rankings™. All views expressed are ours and not those of the underwriters.