Discussion Paper of the Institute for Organisational Economics 7/2011

Befragung der Kommission Hochschulmanagement zu VHB-JOURQUAL
Alexander Dilger
July 2011



Survey of the Section of Academic Management on VHB-JOURQUAL

The Section of Academic Management of the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB) has been asked about the journal ranking of this association, VHB-JOURQUAL, in June 2011. The results of this survey show that a large majority of members and interested persons of the section are critical about this ranking or at least some details of it, while a considerable minority rejects it fundamentally. However, there are two different motives for this criticism. One side perceives that German journals of business administration are ranked too low, whereas the other side thinks that these journals are ranked too high and advocates international rankings. Five concrete recommendations are formulated.