Journal expresses concern about study that ranked UMKC No. 1
KANSAS CITY (AP) - An academic journal is distancing itself from an article that named the University of Missouri-Kansas City No. 1 in the emerging field of business research.
The Kansas City Star reports that the Journal of Product Innovation Management issued an "expression of concern" about the article it published in 2012. The journal also criticized the school for the way it used the finding to promote its programs.
Auditors for PricewaterhouseCoopers found in a January report that the work was not subject to the same rigid standards as top academic papers. The auditors also found that the college's business school knowingly submitted false date in applying for rankings and awards.
UMKC officials said in a statement that they "respect the publication's point of view" but consider the matter in the past.
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