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Martin Eisend: Is VHB-JOURQUAL 2 a Good Measure of Scientific Quality? Assessing the Validity of the Major Business Journal Ranking in German-speaking Countries

Abstract

This study examines the question of whether the journal ranking VHB-JOURQUAL 2 can be considered as a good measure for the construct “scientific quality”. Various rankings in business research provide the database for the analysis. The correlations between theses rankings are used to assess the validity of VHBJOURQUAL 2 along various validity criteria. The correlations with rankings that measure the same construct based on different methods show that VHB-JOURQUAL 2 has acceptable, but  moderate convergent validity. The validity varies considerably across disciplines, showing that the heterogeneity of business administration is not sufficiently represented by this overall ranking. The variability is related to the variation in members per discipline represented by the German Association for Business Research. Furthermore, the measure shows a weak correlation with acceptance rates as an indicator of nomological validity in some disciplines.

Autor Martin Eisend
Titel des Aufsatzes Is VHB-JOURQUAL 2 a Good Measure of Scientific Quality? Assessing the Validity of the Major Business Journal Ranking in German-speaking Countries
Jahr 2011
Zeitschrift Zeitschrift Business Research
Ausgabe / Nummer 4/2
Ranking B (VHB-Jourqual 2.1 (2011))
Seiten 241-274

Einordnung in die Universitätsstruktur

Fakultät Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Lehrstuhl Professur für Betriebswirtschaftslehre, insbesondere Marketing

Bibliographische Angabe

Martin Eisend: Is VHB-JOURQUAL 2 a Good Measure of Scientific Quality? Assessing the Validity of the Major Business Journal Ranking in German-speaking Countries. In: Business Research 4/2, 2011, S. 241-274.