Business School Rankings and Business School Deans: A Study of Nonprofit Governance

24 Pages Posted: 24 Apr 2005

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C. Edward Fee

Tulane University - A.B. Freeman School of Business

Charles J. Hadlock

Michigan State University - The Eli Broad College of Business and The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management

Joshua R. Pierce

University of Alabama Culverhouse College of Commerce

Abstract

We examine the relation between business school dean turnover and MBA program rankings from 1990-2002. We find little evidence that dean departures are related to changes in a school's overall rank in the US News & World Report rankings. However, dean turnover increases following drops in the Business Week rankings and deterioration in the student placement score as measured by US News & World Report. These results are significant in both a statistical and economic sense. Our findings suggest that schools react either directly to the rankings or to information that is reflected in the rankings.

JEL Classification: A23, I21

Suggested Citation

Fee, C. Edward and Hadlock, Charles J. and Pierce, Joshua R., Business School Rankings and Business School Deans: A Study of Nonprofit Governance. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=704100

C. Edward Fee

Tulane University - A.B. Freeman School of Business ( email )

7 McAlister Drive
New Orleans, LA 70118
United States

Charles J. Hadlock (Contact Author)

Michigan State University - The Eli Broad College of Business and The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management ( email )

315 Eppley Center
East Lansing, MI 48824-1121
United States
517-353-9330 (Phone)
517-432-1080 (Fax)

Joshua R. Pierce

University of Alabama Culverhouse College of Commerce ( email )

101 Paul W. Bryant Dr.
Box 870382
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
United States

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