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ERIC Number: EJ915962
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0883-2323
Removing Size as a Determinant of Quality: A Per Capita Approach to Ranking Doctoral Programs in Finance
White, Roger McNeill; White, John Bryan; Barth, Michael M.
Journal of Education for Business, v86 n3 p148-154 2011
Rankings of finance doctoral programs generally fall into two categories: a qualitative opinion survey or a quantitative analysis of research productivity. The consistency of these rankings suggests either the best programs have the most productive faculty, or that the university affiliations most often seen in publications are correlated with institutional quality, which biases the rankings towards larger programs. The authors introduce a per capita measure of research output to evaluate finance programs in a context that removes absolute size as a variable. The results indicate that smaller programs in the field are frequently overlooked in traditional rankings. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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