Excellence in Individual Research & Publications: Examining the Active Role of Role Models (Deans) of World Top Business Schools
International Journal of Engineering Research and Modern Education (IJERME), ISSN (Online): 2455 - 4200, 1(2), pp. 179-199. DOI: doi/10.5281/ZENODO.192881.
21 Pages Posted: 8 Dec 2016
Date Written: December 7, 2016
As per one of the postulates of Theory A on organizational Behaviour, the scholars appointed as Deans/Directors in higher educational & research institutions are expected to be an exemplary performer in their career and through their administrative abilities and hence their individual research contributions inspire every person in the organization as a role model. Organizational performance depends on individual & team performance so that being the head of the institution, Dean/Director are expected to be role models for youngsters and have a responsibility in increasing institutional research performance by their active involvement in Research and Publications. Recently introduced ABC model of institutional research productivity has facilitated to study organizational research performance by calculating individual and institutional annual research index. In many educational and research institutions including top business schools, the Deans appointed are expected to be reputed eminent researchers capable of leading the institution through their ability to inspire individuals and teams in the entire institution and capable of enhancing the overall research productivity of the organization. In this paper, we have made an attempt to study the role model ability of Deans through their current research contribution in the form publications of 35 WorldTop business schools by studying their average research productivity of last five years for 2012-2016. The research publications of the Deans of these 35World Top business schools are studied by identifying the number of research papers published, number of books/edited books published, and number of book chapters published in an ISBN serial number books, and number of business cases published during last five years. Finally, the institutional annual research index for the year 2015 and the director’s average research index for last five years are compared and analysed. It is observed that many directors failed to act as role model and to reach optimum or super researcher rank. This study shows that the Deans/Directors of should become more active in their individual research contribution to the research output of the higher education institutions so that they can inspire other researchers in the organization as active role models.
Keywords: Role of Deans in the Research & Individual Research Contribution in Institutional productivity
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