What Does it Take? Comparison of Research Standards for Promotion in Finance

26 Pages Posted: 19 Dec 2017

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Jeffry M. Netter

Department of Finance; University of Georgia Law School

Annette B. Poulsen

University of Georgia - Department of Banking and Finance; European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

Bill Kieser

University of Georgia - C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry College of Business

Date Written: December 18, 2017

Abstract

Promotion decisions for professors are critical for any university and this is especially true when promotion also involves the granting of tenure. In this paper, we report the number of publications for Finance professors promoted to Associate or Full Professor at schools similar to the University of Georgia and also at the Top 10 Finance Departments. We also provide evidence on citations of the individuals’ research. Our data reveal similarities in terms of the total number of articles published (between 6 and 8 for promotion to Associate Professor), the number of articles published in Finance “A” journals (about 3), and the number of citations between peer and aspirant schools. We find evidence that Associate Professors at Top 10 Departments have slightly more “A” articles and receive more citations to their work than those at lower ranked institutions. We find similar results for those promoted to Full Professor – similar publication records but with more “A” publications and citations for those in Top 10 Departments. Our paper provides up-to-date information on some of the factors considered for promotion of Finance professors. However, the much more difficult part of promotion decisions is determining the impact of past research and the potential for future contributions. In addition, teaching, service, and other departmental contributions are key to the promotion decision.

Keywords: Finance, Promotion, Citations, Publications

JEL Classification: G00, G19

Suggested Citation

Netter, Jeffry M. and Poulsen, Annette B. and Kieser, Bill, What Does it Take? Comparison of Research Standards for Promotion in Finance (December 18, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3089909 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3089909

Jeffry M. Netter (Contact Author)

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Annette B. Poulsen

University of Georgia - Department of Banking and Finance ( email )

Terry College of Business
Department of Finance
Athens, GA 30602-6253
United States
706-542-4450 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.terry.uga.edu/directory/profile/apoulsen/

European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) ( email )

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Belgium

Bill Kieser

University of Georgia - C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry College of Business ( email )

Brooks Hall
Athens, GA 30602-6254
United States

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