ID Lab ONLINE Research Workshop
Olga Okulova, Head of the Centre for International Accreditations and Network Programmes at HSE University – St Petersburg, presented the research "Is there the value of an international accreditation beyond quality? An empirical analysis of the AACSB accredited schools". The research is aimed to empirically analyze the value that AACSB accreditation provides for the business schools. The 2001-2018 panel data from AACSB International is used to explore if the accreditation send a positive signal to the market which is reflected in the performance. The preliminary findings support the hypothesis that accredited schools perform better than non-accredited schools. The research illustrates how the signaling theory is applied to the business education market and contributes to largely qualitative previous studies, providing evidence based on archival data.