Accreditation and Academic Professionalism in Business Administration

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Responses of a sample of professors were examined to determine the effect of being in an AACSB-accredited school versus a school not accredited by AACSB on publications records, total articles published, and perceptions of the effects of publishing on careers. Respondents in AACSB schools published more articles and saw a significantly greater impact of such publishing on salary, tenure, promotion, and collegiality than did those from non-AACSB-accredited schools. There was a negative relationship between the number of courses taught (whether on the quarter or semester basis) and research productivity during the 5-year period.