Two-Sided Matching in the Job Market for Assistant Professors in Marketing

57 Pages Posted: 29 Jul 2011

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Cesar Zamudio

Kent State University

Yu Wang

California State University, Long Beach

Ernan Haruvy

University of Texas at Dallas - Naveen Jindal School of Management

Date Written: July 20, 2011

Abstract

In the job market for entry-level assistant professors in marketing, hiring departments and job candidates jointly determine the final market outcome - who matches with whom. In this work, we investigate the effects of research field, research productivity and ranking status on these matching outcomes. This is accomplished by estimating a structural two-sided matching model that uncovers the joint productivity, or matching value, of the matches between departments and candidates. Our results show that a match between a candidate trained in a particular research field and a department with similarly trained faculty does not always generate the highest value. Moreover, publications in top marketing journals are most valuable in matches that involve top-ranked departments. However, this effect is moderated by the candidate’s field of research as well as the ranking of his or her degree-granting department. Finally, matches between top-ranked hiring departments and candidates from top-ranked degree-granting departments generate especially high matching value, suggesting that academic stratification exists within marketing academia. These insights are useful for candidates and departments in improving their matching outcomes in the entry-level job market.

Suggested Citation

Zamudio, Cesar and Wang, Yu and Haruvy, Ernan, Two-Sided Matching in the Job Market for Assistant Professors in Marketing (July 20, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1898311 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1898311

Cesar Zamudio (Contact Author)

Kent State University ( email )

800 E. Summit St.
Kent, OH 44240
United States

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Yu Wang

California State University, Long Beach ( email )

1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840
United States

Ernan Haruvy

University of Texas at Dallas - Naveen Jindal School of Management ( email )

P.O. Box 830688
Richardson, TX 75083-0688
United States

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