Business School Rankings and Business School Deans
35 Pages Posted: 14 Nov 2003
Date Written: October 6, 2003
We examine the relation between dean turnover and changes in rankings in a comprehensive sample of business schools with ranked MBA programs from 1990-2002. We find little evidence that dean departures are related to changes in a school's overall rank in the U.S. News & World Report rankings. However, dean turnover does appear to be elevated when a school drops in the Business Week rankings and when a school deteriorates on the placement dimension as measured by U.S. News & World Report. These results are significant in both a statistical and economic sense. Our findings suggest either that schools respond to changes in rankings or that rankings reflect information schools use in their personnel decisions.
Keywords: business schools, deans, rankings, turnover, performance evaluation
JEL Classification: G30, J41, L20, M10, M51
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