The Chronicle of Higher Education
February 17th, 2015
The professor at the heart of a rankings scandal at the University of Missouri at Kansas City’s Henry W. Bloch School of Management has resigned, The Kansas City Star
reported. The controversy centers on an innovation-management program
that the professor, Michael Song, founded in 2005 and led until last
In 2012 a journal article ranked the university as the top
institution in the world in the field of innovation management, and Mr.
Song as the field’s top researcher. But an investigation by the Star last year raised questions
about how the rankings had been obtained, and suggested that Mr. Song
had been inappropriately involved in preparing the journal article. The
newspaper also questioned whether he had played a role in the submission
of misleading data about the Bloch School to Princeton Review, a
college-preparation company that ranks universities and programs.