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16 W. P. Carey professors named among top 2% worldwide

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May 12, 2021

Editor’s note: This story is featured in the 2021 year in review.

Professors from Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business have earned the distinction of being among the top 2% of scientists worldwide as measured by the impact of their research publications.

The 16 business school faculty were identified in a worldwide database of top scientists created by Stanford University and published in the journal Public Library of Science Biology. The study looks at 22 scientific fields and 176 subfields and ranks researchers for their career-long impact by the number of times their work is cited in other research.

“Our faculty are at the forefront of several key research areas in business. They’re among the best of our peers in terms of research productivity. The number of publications per faculty and number of citations place our researchers very competitively among our peers,” said Amy Ostrom, interim dean of the W. P. Carey School of Business and PetSmart Chair in Services Leadership. “These rankings are even more impressive for our faculty, given the overall rankings encompass disciplines such as medicine, where research is cited on average at an exponentially higher rate.”

Earning a place among the world’s top 2% of scientists ranked in their specific research subfields over their entire career through 2019 are the following 16 current and emeritus W. P. Carey faculty researchers, whose work at the business school continues to be widely cited:

  1. Blake Ashforth, Regents Professor of management and entrepreneurship and Horace Steele Arizona Heritage Chair.
  2. Marjorie Baldwin, professor of economics.
  3. Hendrik Bessembinder, professor of finance and Francis J. and Mary B. Labriola Endowed Chair in Competitive Business.
  4. Mary Jo Bitner, emeritus professor of marketing.
  5. Ruth Bolton, professor of marketing.
  6. Craig Carter, John G. and Barbara A. Bebbling Professor of Supply Chain Management.
  7. Trevis Certo, senior associate dean of faculty and Jerry and Mary Anne Chapman Professor of Business.
  8. Thomas Choi, professor of supply chain management.
  9. Robert Cialdini, Regents Professor Emeritus of psychology and marketing.
  10. Kevin Corley, professor of management and entrepreneurship.
  11. Luis Gomez-Mejia, Regents Professor of management and entrepreneurship.
  12. Michael Hanemann, professor of economics and Julie A. Wrigley Chair in Sustainability in the School of Sustainability.
  13. Amy Hillman, professor of management and entrepreneurship, former dean of the W. P. Carey School of Business, Rusty Lyon Chair of Strategy and Charles J. Robel Dean’s Chair.
  14. Jeffery LePine, professor of management and entrepreneurship and PetSmart Chair in Leadership.
  15. Edward Prescott, Regents Professor of economics and winner of the 2004 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics.
  16. David Waldman, professor of management and entrepreneurship.

Further, new research rankings also place W. P. Carey in the top tier. The Department of Management and Entrepreneurship was ranked No. 3 in research productivity over the past five years in the Texas A&M/University of Georgia Management Research Rankings, which were released in March. The school was also ranked No. 23 worldwide for research productivity in the most recent University of Texas at Dallas Business School Research Productivity Rankings, which came out in April.

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