Professor Herman AGUINIS

John F. Mee Chair of Management

Kelley School of Business, Indiana University


This presentation will offer a critical assessment of a common approach to scholarly impact that relies almost exclusively on a single stakeholder (i.e., other academics). This approach will be described as narrow and insufficient, and thereby a threat to the credibility and long-term sustainability of research communities. The presentation will offer a solution in the form of a broader and novel conceptual and measurement framework of scholarly impact, a pluralist perspective. It is suggested that the adoption of a pluralist conceptualization of scholarly impact can increase motivation for engaged scholarship and design-science research.


Herman Aguinis ( is the John F. Mee Chair of Management, Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resources, and the Founding Director of the Institute for Global Organizational Effectiveness at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. He has published five books and more than 120 articles in refereed journals, and his research has been covered by media outlets including The Economist, Forbes, Business Week, and many others. He is a fellow of the Academy of Management, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, American Psychological Association, and Association for Psychological Science, and past editor-in-chief of Organizational Research Methods. He is a recipient of the Academy of Management Research Methods Division Distinguished Career Award, Academy of Management Entrepreneurship Division IDEA Thought Leader Award, and received best article of the year awards from Personnel Psychology, Organizational Research Methods, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Academy of Management Perspectives.

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