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Miguel Lim presents research findings at the W100 Annual Conference in Sydney

UNIKE PhD fellow Miguel Lim presented research findings at a workshop entitled “Rankings: Reputational Risk and Insights from Inside the Engine Room”. Ben Sowter, Director of Quacquarelli Symonds, chaired the session.

2015.11.04 | Lisbeth Kristine Walakira

Miguel Lim participating in the annual World 100 Reputation Network Conference, this year hosted by the University of Sydney. Below is a photo of Miguel Lim together with Alessia Lefebure, Director of the Alliance at Columbia University, and Ben Sowter, Director of Quacquarelli Symonds, who chaired Miguel's session. Photos by the World 100 Reputation Network.

PhD fellow Miguel Lim presented at this year's World 100 Reputation Network Conference hosted by the University of Sydney in September. The conference is among the most important professional networks for Directors of Marketing, Communications, and International from institutions with world-class research reputations. In a workshop titled “Rankings: Reputational Risk and Insights from Inside the Engine Room” he presented some of his research findings, among others based on his secondment at the Times Higher Education.

Read more about the World 100 Reputation Network.

The workshop explored how rankings contribute to the development of a relatively new kind of reputational risk that universities need to manage. University administrations have recently begun to address the volatile performances of their institutions in rankings and managers soon establish relationships between the amount of resources spent and movement along the rankings ladder.

Among the insights needed for this kind of risk management is an understanding into the various factors - different organizational set-ups, business models, methodologies, and personalities - involved in each ranking. The workshop highlighted some important differences between the best-known ranking organisations based on ethnographic data collected from the field.

Read more about Miguel Lim and his research project.

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Tags: UNIKE, Universities in the Knowledge Economy, Miguel Lim, The World 100 Reputation Network, W100 Annual Conference, University of Sydney.
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