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Elena Veretennik and Olga Okulova presented the results of the study "Evolution of research collaboration for better performance: experimental study of AACSB member business schools"

Following the signaling theory, we hypothesize that AACSB accredited business schools increase their international research collaborations and perform better by publishing in the Financial Times ranked journals. The work-in-progress uses the panel data of 104 AACSB member business schools before and after the accreditation over the 2005-2018 period of time together with the WoS metrics and applies panel data regression with fixed effects. Preliminary findings support the hypothesis on a smaller (European) sample. The study makes a conceptual link between the studies dedicated to performance of business schools and accreditations as determinants of its successful development  and the literature on business schools studies as a phenomenon in higher education research.