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Title:Who gets hired by top LIS schools in China?
Author(s):Feng, Changyang; Wei, Mingkun; Quan, Wei; Li, Danyang
Subject(s):Intellectual diversity
Talent flow
LIS school
Abstract:In this study, we provide evidence and discuss findings regarding talent flow and intellectual diversity in library and information science (LIS) using a faculty hiring network of 274 full-time faculty members from 7 top LIS schools in China. We employ three groups of data items, including the universities they got Ph.D., their Ph.D. programs, and whether their graduation schools are iSchools. We use these to develop a descriptive analysis of the community's educational backgrounds. We show that faculty members in Nankai University are the most diverse, while Wuhan University, Nanjing University, Renmin University of China, and Peking University are experiencing intellectual inbreeding. Wuhan University has sent the largest number of talents to other LIS schools. Top LIS schools in China prefers those who graduated from LIS schools and more than half of the faculty members at each of the top 7 LIS schools graduated from iSchools. Overall, LIS faculty educational backgrounds analysis has considerable value in deriving credible academic hiring and revealing talent flow within the field.
Issue Date:2020-03-23
Series/Report:iConference 2020 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Poster
Rights Information:Copyright 2020 Changyang Feng, Mingkun Wei, Wei Quan, and Danyang Li
Date Available in IDEALS:2020-03-17

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