module provides participants with an overview of trade-offs, empirical
regularities, and future considerations in the academic research
publication process in business.
A) It covers the vital discussion
on rigor and relevance that has evolved over more than 50 years and
keeps on showing up in today’s discussions on the future of research in
B) We will also talk about “what is a contribution”,
discuss different letters from editors on this point, and talk about
strategic considerations when designing and writing academic research.
This will be done by discussing the publication process as well as the
empirical findings on potential biases from the author’s location and
C) We will further discuss the different measures how the
quality of academic papers or academic journals are assessed and
explicitly talk about the limitations of each measure.
D) This is
followed by a discussion on academic misconduct and the empirical
evidence on the consequences of academic misconduct.
reading material is carefully selected so that it depicts the
development and current state of research-about-research in business
with a small focus on empirical research in accounting, finance, but
also in management. Participants are required to work through selected
research papers, critically discuss them in class and make a
presentation. The knowledge is essential for young researchers to
navigate the scientific environment in a responsible way and conduct