The Financial Times business schools ranking: What quality is this signal of quality?

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dc.contributor.author Devinney, Timothy en_US
dc.contributor.author Dowling, Grahame en_US
dc.contributor.author Perm-Ajchariyawong, Nidthida en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:54:27Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-28T09:54:27Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.identifier 2008005219 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Devinney Timothy, Dowling Grahame, and Perm-Ajchariyawong Nidthida 2008, 'The Financial Times business schools ranking: What quality is this signal of quality?', Palgrave Macmillan Limited, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 195-208. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1740-4754 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/10158
dc.description.abstract We suggest that the annual rankings of business schools have acquired a legitimacy that unduly defines the organizational field in a manner that makes it difficult and risky for most schools to manage to this measure of business school quality and positional status. To illustrate this we analyze the annual rankings produced by the Financial Times. This analysis illustrates that (a) these rankings are driven in large part by structural factors that many schools cannot change, (b) the ranks of the top schools are quite stable over time, and (c) the ranks of the bottom schools are quite dynamic. These effects provide a competitive advantage for the early entrants into the top ranks. Our research builds on the idea that the rankings are a social statistic that plays a crucial role in defining business school competition en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Palgrave Macmillan Limited en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/emr.2008.14 en_US
dc.title The Financial Times business schools ranking: What quality is this signal of quality? en_US
dc.parent European Management Review en_US
dc.journal.volume 5 en_US
dc.journal.number 4 en_US
dc.publocation UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 195 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 208 en_US
dc.cauo.name BUS.School of Marketing en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 150300 en_US
dc.personcode 034842 en_US
dc.personcode 108914 en_US
dc.personcode 109727 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Business and Management en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
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dc.description.keywords NA en_US
dc.staffid 109727 en_US


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