On February 8, 2022, Research.com released the 1st edition of the annual ranking for top scientists in the area of business and management. This list of leading scholars is designed to offer the academic community more visibility and exposure to the influential research contributions made by those at the forefront of business and management.
What is more, we hope it will inspire researchers, decision-makers, and entrepreneurs around the world to find out where leading experts are heading. It is a great opportunity for all of us to learn who are the leading experts in different research areas, in different countries, as well as within different universities and research institutions.
For the 2022 edition of the ranking, more than 5972 scientist profiles on Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Graph have been examined with several indicators and metrics reviewed in order to consider each scientist’s inclusion in the ranking.
The h-index threshold for approving a scholar to be considered was set to 30 if most of their publications were in the field of business and management. The inclusion criteria for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the discipline h-index, the proportion of contributions made within the given discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists.
The full ranking for the 2022 list of top business & management scientists can be found here:
Scientists from the United States dominate the list with 448 scholars included in 2022 which represents 44.8% of the whole ranking. 7 out of 10 scientists in the top 1% are from the United States, with 2 being from the UK and one from Denmark. It is also worth noting, that the first spot in the ranking is occupied by a scientist from the UK.
The United Kingdom ranks second with 169 scientists.
The third spot was taken by Australia, which currently has 57 ranking scientists.
The other leading countries are Canada with 48 scientists, China with 40 scientists, the Netherlands with 32 scientists, and Germany with 22 scholars.
Please note that the country associated with a scientist is based on their affiliated research institution according to MAG, not on their actual nationality.
In the 2022 edition of our ranking, the University of Pennsylvania is the leader, with 18 scientists affiliated with that university included in the ranking. Ranking second is Hong Kong Polytechnic University with 13 scientists, and the third place is occupied by Harvard University with 12 scholars.
While American universities constitute 90% of the top 10 leading institutions it is worth noting that differences between them are very small, so their positions are expected to fluctuate significantly in the future editions of the ranking.
7 out of 10 institutions in the top 1% are based in the USA, the other three are Imperial College London (ranked 1st), the University of the West of England (ranked 8th), and Copenhagen Business School (ranked 9th).
It is worth noting though, that in the top 1% of the ranking there is a significant variance of institutions present, with each institution having only one representative.
Among 20 leading institutions 14 are universities based in the US, four are based in the United Kingdom (University of Warwick, Cardiff University, University of Manchester, and University of Cambridge), one is from China (Hong Kong Polytechnic University), and one from Singapore (National University of Singapore).
For Europe, Professor Mike Wright from Imperial College London, UK is ranked the first in the region, but he’s also listed no. 1 in the world ranking, with an H-index of 147.
For North America, Professor David B. Audretsch, from Indiana University, US ranks 2nd on our list of leading scientists with a high H-index of 131.
For Oceania, Professor Peter E.D. Love from Curtin University in Australia is on top of the list with a world ranking of 11.
Professor Rob Law from Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China leads the top list in Asia with an H-index of 96 and a world ranking of 12.
Professor Adam Lindgreen who is affiliated with the University of Pretoria, South Africa is the first for Africa with a world ranking of 234.
Professor J. Ramon Gil-Garcia from Brazilian Universidad de las Américas Puebla is the highest-ranking scientist from South America with a world ranking of 491.
The average H-index for the top 1% of scientists is 114 against an average of 49 for all 1000 scientists included in the ranking.
The scholar with the lowest index value who made it to the ranking in 2022 has an H-index of 34.
The average number of published articles for the 1% scientists in the ranking is 376 against an average of 128 for all 1000 scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 1% of scientists is 93,858 against an average of 21,699 for all 1000 scholars. The highest cited scientist is Philip Kotler from Northwestern University with 307,651 citations.
You can learn more about the methodology used to create the ranking here.
All research was coordinated by Imed Bouchrika, PhD, a computer scientist with a well-established record of collaboration on a number of international research projects with different partners from the academic community. His role was to make sure all data remained unbiased, accurate, and up-to-date.
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