IIMU's objective is to establish itself as a leader in management research in India. To achieve this objective, a comprehensive research strategy has been put in place relating to:
IIMU's research strategy comprises a range of policies, incentives and funding including:
Some of the institutional and corporate collaborations for research and consulting have included:
Two committees have been established to promote the research priority of the Institute. The R&D Committee has primary responsibility for implementing the R&D strategy and monitoring it on an ongoing basis. It identifies any academic areas where there are research gaps and creates the enabling environment so research can flourish. The Knowledge Infrastructure Committee ensures that the infrastructure needed to support the research activities of the Faculty is in place, including books, journals, online databases and other IT support. These committees work under the guidance of the Faculty Council, a forum of all full-time faculty members.
IIMU's goal is not just to increase the quantity of research but to ensure its impact. Research quality must be recognized by peers in each field and research must appear in peer-reviewed journals with an emphasis on top journals having both a theoretical and a practitioner orientation. There are a small number of journals that are recognized worldwide as exemplars of excellence within the business and management field (broadly defined) and including economics and other allied fields. Their high status is acknowledged by their inclusion as world-leading journals in a number of well-regarded international journal quality lists.
With this in mind, IIMU has developed a list of journals categorized as "A*" and "A" based on rankings used by well-respected B-schools such as UT Dallas and IIM Bangalore as well as the FT 45 list and the Businessweek Top 20 list.
All journals in the "A*" category publish the most original and best-executed research. These journals typically have high submission and low acceptance rates and papers are heavily refereed. Journals in the "A*" category generally have the highest citation impact rates within their field. There are currently 37 journals on IIMU's list of "A*" Category journals.
"A" category journals publish original and well-executed research papers and are highly regarded. These journals typically have good submission rates, are very selective in what they publish, and papers are heavily refereed. Their citation impact rates are relatively higher than others in their field. The Institute currently has 64 journals on the list of "A" Category journals.
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