Impact of Research: A Guide for Business Schools; Insights from the AACSB International Impact of Research Exploratory Study

Via Scoop.itDual impact of research; towards the impactelligent university

AACSB’s latest research report draws upon the experiences of ten business schools that volunteered to participate in an exploratory study following the release of the Final Report of the Impact of Research Task Force. The study was intended to determine the overall feasibility of schools undertaking more concerted efforts to assess the impact of intellectual contributions, assess the burden and costs to schools, and begin to explore appropriate measures of impact.   The findings are presented in three sections that correspond generally to objectives that a school might seek to achieve through such an exercise. The objectives and related insights build upon one another to suggest avenues and critical questions for schools that seek to define overall research expectations, produce evidence consistent with their practices and expectations, and then reflect on the relationship of the results to their missions and visions:
I. Defining Research Expectations
Who are we as a school, and what are we aiming to accomplish through our research? What might our “Statement of Impact Expectations” be?
II. Exploring Possible Measures
Is it possible to assess whether or not we are achieving those expectations? What metrics might we use?
III. Using and Communicating What Was Learned
What have we learned about our school through this process? Are there insights from this process that inform other actions or decisions? Are we effectively communicating about our scholarship to relevant audiences?   Fulltext:


About Wilfred Mijnhardt
RMIMR is my virtual playground, a place to reflect on issues from my professional context, my job as Policy Director at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). RSM is the international university based business school at Erasmus University Rotterdam. More info here: Here is my list of relevant publications on the topic of my RMIMR weblog: The rss feed for my RMIMR collection is here: Here is my other weblog on impact of research:

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