Listen to SAGE’s webinar on new ways we can look at and measure the societal impact of research within Business & Management. You can view the hour-long webinar on YouTube.
In this webinar, Financial Times journalist Andrew Jack led a discussion with Renate Meyer, Maura Scott, Usha Haley, and Mike Taylor as they analyzed metrics within academic business and management disciplines as part of a larger effort to inspire and change the current measures and find new ways to recognize societal impact.
Panelists discussed what impact is, why we should strive for it, how to achieve it, and how to measure it. The intention of the webinar was to spark discussion and debate, introduce the Financial Times’s plans for an upcoming “hackathon” on this topic, and ultimately develop new ways of discussing and measuring research impact in line with the many largescale challenges that the world must address, from inequality and inequities to climate change and the environment.
Andrew Jack is global education editor for the Financial Times, writing on educational issues around the world and editorial lead for the free FT schools program. He was previously head of curated content, deputy editor of the big read section, pharmaceuticals correspondent, and a foreign correspondent in France and Russia.
Usha Haley is W. Frank Barton Distinguished Chair in International Business, and professor of management at Wichita State University. She is also director of the Center for International Business Advancement and elected chair of the World Trade Council of Wichita. She has over 300 publications and presentations on non-market economies, subsidies, multinational corporations, emerging markets, trade, strategy, and scholarly impact, including eight books. Her latest book is Impact and the Management Researcher. Her research on Chinese subsidies has been incorporated into federal trade regulation in the USA, EU, Australia, and India. Competitive research grants include from the National Science Foundation.
Renate Meyer is professor and chair of organization studies at WU Vienna. She is also co-director of the Research Institute for Urban Management & Governance at WU, professor in institutional theory at Copenhagen Business School, and visiting professor of management at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. Renate is co-founder of the Institutional Theory Network and is currently the editor of Organization Studies and past division chair of the OMT Division of the Academy of Management. Her current research interests include the institutionalization of new management ideas, processes of translation of management knowledge, institutional renewal, multimodality, collective action in crises, as well as governance structures and governance gaps mostly in urban contexts.
Maura L. Scott is the Persis E. Rockwood Professor of Marketing at Florida State University. She studies consumer behavior at the intersection of consumer and societal well-being, and public policy. She is the joint editor-in-chief of the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing and serves as associate editor at the Journal of Consumer Research and area editor at the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science. She is the president-elect for the American Marketing Association’s Academic Council. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Association for Consumer Research. Prior to her academic career, Scott held marketing positions at 3M Company, Dial Corporation, and Motorola.
Mike Taylor is head of metrics development at Digital Science, where he specializes in quantitative and qualitative analyses of academic trends using Dimensions, Altmetric and other data sources. Before joining Digital Science, he had a long career at Elsevier, working in various groups. He is on Twitter @herrison.