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The role of reputation in the recruitment of scientists

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Abstract:

Drawing on the sociology of science literature, we argue that a ‘reputation’ for openness with scientific information may be an important asset for a company to possess with regard to its recruiting efforts. To test this argument, we conducted a survey of over 400 Ph.D. students to determine if a company's support for publication matters in their job search, and what their opinions were regarding a list of twelve US pharmaceutical companies. Our results were that publication support does matter, but not as much as quality of research staff, working conditions, and salary. However, a ranking by our respondents of their top three prospective employers mirrored a ranking of those companies’ publication records suggesting that publication may indeed be a signaling device, thus providing a higher degree of visibility, that prospective employees consider.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9310.00106

Affiliations: 1: Penn State Abington, Abington, PA 19001 gmcmilla66@aol.com 2: The Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve Univeristy, Cleveland, OH entprof@aol.com

Publication date: 1998-10-01

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