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Free software to measure management scholarly impact now available

  • 1.  Free software to measure management scholarly impact now available

    Posted 22 days ago

    Dear AOM Friends,

    Are you a management researcher or business school dean/department chair who believes the US News, UT-Dallas, FT-50, and Poets & Quants business school rankings do not reflect the quality, quantity, and impact of the scholarship produced? Are you frustrated with the use of journal lists and journals’ impact factors as proxies for research quality and impact? Are you interested in assessing the scholarly impact of management faculty job applicants and tenure/promotion candidates in comparison to those at similar business schools and/or career stages? Are you interested in comparing the #impact of your school’s management scholarship in relation to peer and aspirational business schools?

    If your answer is YES to any of these questions, we are making free software available to do all these things (and more), and you can download it from

    The Contextualized Scholarly Impact Index (CSII) assesses both the quality and quantity of research output and also incorporates a date range explicitly so you can measure impact over time and during specific time periods, uncovering whether impact is increasing, decreasing, or staying flat. For more details on the development of CSII, validity evidence, and how to use it, please see our Academy of Management Perspectives article at

    I hope you will find it useful and feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

    All the best,


    Herman Aguinis, Ph.D.
    Avram Tucker Distinguished Scholar & Professor of Management
    The George Washington University School of Business
    Washington, DC