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The Macquarie U business school wants to lift research performance, at least as measured by, “fostering publication in the top international and management journals”

Staff are now briefed on how this is to be done, with funding for research support tied to a points scheme.

Articles in top rating journals on the Australian Bus Deans, Financial Times and MU’s own lists score three points in one, or even two years. But appearing in lesser pubs is worth no, or even negative points.

Good o – except for researchers whose work has a local focus – the issues that are important in the Australian economy don’t matter to editors of the big US-focused journals. And except for researchers working on ideas outside the existing orthodoxies.