Business History in the UK Research Assessment Exercise

European Business History Association Newsletter, No. 31, June 2010

33 Pages Posted: 18 Jan 2011

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Michael Rowlinson

Queen Mary, University of London

Emanuela Todeva

St. Mary's University; Business Clusters, Networks and Economic Development

Charles Harvey

University of Newcastle - Business School

Donka Atanasova Keskinova

Plovidv University

Aidan Kelly

University of London - Goldsmiths College

Huw Morris

Manchester Metropolitan University

Date Written: June 2010

Abstract

The publication of submissions to the UK RAE2008 offers an opportunity to assess the location and relative standing of business historians and their journals in the UK’s academic research community. Several ratings lists of journals are available that use data from submissions to the RAE2008 Business and Management panel, such as the Association of Business Schools Academic Journal Quality Guide (Kelly, Morris, Rowlinson, & Harvey, 2009). The ratings of business history journals vary widely (c.f. Mingers, Watson, & Scaparra, 2009). In this paper we will present an alternative form of analysis that will help us to visualize the data. We will chart the institutional locations of business historians, whether in business schools or history departments, and their publication practices, e.g. whether for business historians in business schools monographs were more or less likely to be counted as one of their best four outputs compared to business historians in history departments; and whether business historians in business schools published what was considered their best work in business history journals or highly rated general management journals.

Keywords: business history, network relationships, institutional affiliations

JEL Classification: B10, B15, B19

Suggested Citation

Rowlinson, Michael and Todeva, Emanuela and Harvey, Charles and Keskinova, Donka Atanasova and Kelly, Aidan and Morris, Huw, Business History in the UK Research Assessment Exercise (June 2010). European Business History Association Newsletter, No. 31, June 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1742042

Michael Rowlinson (Contact Author)

Queen Mary, University of London ( email )

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United Kingdom

Emanuela Todeva

St. Mary's University ( email )

Waldegrave Rd
Twickenham, TW1 4SX
United Kingdom

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Business Clusters, Networks and Economic Development ( email )

London
United Kingdom

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Charles Harvey

University of Newcastle - Business School ( email )

Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU
United Kingdom

Donka Atanasova Keskinova

Plovidv University ( email )

4 Tsar Assen Str.
Plovdiv, Plovdiv 4000
Bulgaria

Aidan Kelly

University of London - Goldsmiths College ( email )

Lewisham Way
New Cross, SE14 6NW
United Kingdom

Huw Morris

Manchester Metropolitan University ( email )

All Saints
Manchester, M15 6BH
United Kingdom

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