Publication trade-offs for junior scholars in IS: conjoint analysis of preferences for quality, first authorship, collaboration and time

Krasnova, Hanna; Veltri, Natasha F.; Kummer, Tyge-F.; Schäfer, Kerstin; Saunders, Carol (December 2013). Publication trade-offs for junior scholars in IS: conjoint analysis of preferences for quality, first authorship, collaboration and time. In: International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2013). Association for information systems

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A publication record provides evidence of research productivity and is critical for junior scholars starting their careers in academia. Publication attributes, such as level of the publication outlet, order and number of authors, are typically used to evaluate its quality. However, time spent on a publication is a limited commodity, and researchers face significant trade-offs when deciding which publications they should concentrate on. To better understand the choices made, conjoint analysis with 241 junior IS scholars was conducted. We find that when “quality vs. number of authors” and “quality vs. time” trade-offs are considered, quality is prioritized. However, the emphasis on quality is less pronounced when “rank as an author” is at stake. Especially Ph.D. students tend to choose first authorship when dealing with “quality vs. rank as an author” trade-off. Our findings provide intriguing insights into how publication attributes weigh against each other when research collaboration decisions are made.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Business Management > Institute of Information Systems > Information Management

UniBE Contributor:

Krasnova, Hanna

Subjects:

000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics

Publisher:

Association for information systems

Language:

English

Submitter:

Rahel Winkelmann

Date Deposited:

03 Apr 2014 13:56

Last Modified:

09 Dec 2014 19:31

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.47039

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/47039

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