Do the best scholars attract the highest speaking fees? An exploration of internal and external influence
Chan, Ho Fai, Frey, Bruno S., Gallus, Jana, Schaffner, Markus, Torgler, Benno, & Whyte, Stephen (2014) Do the best scholars attract the highest speaking fees? An exploration of internal and external influence. Scientometrics, 101(1), pp. 793-817.
This study investigates whether academics can capitalize on their external prominence (measured by the number of pages indexed on Google, TED talk invitations or New York Times bestselling book successes) and internal success within academia (measured by publication and citation performance) in the speakers’ market. The results indicate that the larger the number of web pages indexing a particular scholar, the higher the minimum speaking fee. Invitations to speak at a TED event, or making the New York Times Best Seller list is also positively correlated with speaking fees. Scholars with a stronger internal impact or success also achieve higher speaking fees. However, once external impact is controlled, most metrics used to measure internal impact are no longer statistically significant.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Academic performance, Scholarly Importance, Social importance of scientists, External and internal influence, Book prizes, Book bestsellers, TED talks|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2014 Akademiai Kiado, Budapest, Hungary|
|Deposited On:||19 Nov 2014 23:35|
|Last Modified:||09 Jun 2015 06:19|
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