Research in management involves many people and needs great fund resources. Research impact assessment models can help to ensure positive impacts of their investments and researches. This research intends to identify, compare, and classify extant research impact assessment patterns and finally present a pattern for investigating the impact of researches in management.
20 assessment patterns for research impacts were identified using literature review and 10 subject-related patterns were compared for aspects of indexes, type of the work, elements, tools, time and assessment level. The elements of the model were deciphered from the literature and were prioritized through interviews, distribution of questionnaire, and analytical hierarchy process regarding criteria of “significance level”, “accessibility”, and “measurability”. Indices of each element were selected and presented based on weighted mean of opinions.
This research used qualitative and quantitative methods and it is decision-oriented in its purpose which makes it a practical research. For data analysis, Chang's extended analysis method was employed.
According to results of interviews and by extending suitable models, the “Assessment Pattern for the Impacts of Management Researches” has been presented based on a systemic outlook. The intended pattern has 36 indices which according to the final weight are classified under 6 elements as follow: academic and scientific outputs (0.237), organizational consequences (0.219), educational outputs (0.198), financial and economic consequences (0.126), ordinary or technological application (0.111), and branding or symbolic impacts (0.081).


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