This study explores two questions pertaining to research publications: the
importance of publications, and the perceived ranking of strategic and general management
journals. The reasons why research publishing is important are 1) it is part
of the pursuit of knowledge, 2) it has extrinsic rewards to those publishing, and 3)
it may increase the prestige of the institution with which the publishing faculty is
affiliated. On the second question, the authors have conducted a survey of perceived
journal rankings. The results from 50 journals suggest that there is a consensus of
rankings. As such, an institution may reasonably use these rankings as a basis for
evaluations of research quality. Areas for future research are suggested.
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