Top Business and Management Scientists in Germany

This 1st edition of top scientists ranking for Business and Management was published by, one of the major websites for Business and Management research offering credible data on scientific contributions since 2014.

The ranking contains h-index, publications and citations values collected on December 6th, 2021. Show more

Our top scientists ranking is a reliable list of leading scientists from the area of Business and Management, based on a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists on Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Business and Management, over 5,973 profiles were examined.

The h-index threshold for approving a scholar to be considered is set to 30 if most of their publications are 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, proportion of the contributions made within the given discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The discipline h-index threshold for listing top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers estimated for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading scientists are considered into the ranking.

Because the main goal is to ensure that only genuine researchers are included in the ranking whilst without doubt we believe that numbers are never meant to be an obsolete measure to quantify the precious contributions of scientists. This is why we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a metric defining a scientist’s position in the ranking, the amount of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s h-index using data compiled Microsoft Graph, which is the most prominent and well-established bibliometric database of this type available to the scientific community. A detailed definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.

Our aim is to inspire scholars, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers worldwide to explore where leading experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the entire scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.

45 World 1 National Christian Homburg

Christian Homburg

University of Mannheim, Germany
H-index 79 Citations 38,599 170
75 World 2 National Stefan Schaltegger

Stefan Schaltegger

Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany
H-index 73 Citations 26,185 261
180 World 3 National Michael Fritsch

Michael Fritsch

Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany
H-index 62 Citations 16,712 194
256 World 4 National Stefan Seuring

Stefan Seuring

University of Kassel, Germany
H-index 56 Citations 22,519 119
288 World 5 National Helmut Krcmar

Helmut Krcmar

Technical University of Munich, Germany
H-index 54 Citations 12,826 534
299 World 6 National Dmitry Ivanov

Dmitry Ivanov

Berlin School of Economics and Law, Germany
H-index 54 Citations 10,827 150
325 World 7 National Jan C. Recker

Jan C. Recker

Universität Hamburg, Germany
H-index 52 Citations 10,962 212
330 World 8 National Knut Blind

Knut Blind

Technical University of Berlin, Germany
H-index 52 Citations 9,196 157
349 World 9 National Dietmar Harhoff

Dietmar Harhoff

Max Planck Society, Germany
H-index 51 Citations 21,807 132
430 World 10 National Thorsten Hennig-Thurau

Thorsten Hennig-Thurau

University of Münster, Germany
H-index 48 Citations 33,161 94
469 World 11 National Ralf Müller

Ralf Müller

University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
H-index 46 Citations 13,659 118
485 World 12 National Cornelius Herstatt

Cornelius Herstatt

Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
H-index 46 Citations 9,999 173
490 World 13 National Friederike Welter

Friederike Welter

University of Siegen, Germany
H-index 46 Citations 14,574 198
541 World 14 National Malte Brettel

Malte Brettel

RWTH Aachen University, Germany
H-index 44 Citations 9,472 142
555 World 15 National Frank T. Piller

Frank T. Piller

RWTH Aachen University, Germany
H-index 44 Citations 14,913 138
661 World 16 National Gianfranco Walsh

Gianfranco Walsh

Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany
H-index 40 Citations 9,063 110
666 World 17 National Alexander Brem

Alexander Brem

University of Stuttgart, Germany
H-index 40 Citations 7,284 179
718 World 18 National Holger Ernst

Holger Ernst

WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany
H-index 39 Citations 8,832 69
750 World 19 National Martin Hoegl

Martin Hoegl

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
H-index 38 Citations 9,557 82
762 World 20 National Herbert Kotzab

Herbert Kotzab

University of Bremen, Germany
H-index 38 Citations 6,981 118
925 World 21 National Werner Reinartz

Werner Reinartz

University of Cologne, Germany
H-index 35 Citations 17,381 65
950 World 22 National Paul Upham

Paul Upham

Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany
H-index 34 Citations 4,734 107
967 World 23 National Jorn H. Block

Jorn H. Block

University of Trier, Germany
H-index 34 Citations 8,540 122
1020 World 24 National Uwe Cantner

Uwe Cantner

Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany
H-index 34 Citations 5,506 138
1047 World 25 National Bernd Skiera

Bernd Skiera

Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
H-index 33 Citations 8,996 91
1044 World 26 National Christoph H. Glock

Christoph H. Glock

TU Darmstadt, Germany
H-index 33 Citations 4,477 107
1050 World 27 National C. B. Bhattacharya

C. B. Bhattacharya

European School of Management and Technology, Germany
H-index 33 Citations 38,281 66
1079 World 28 National Evi Hartmann

Evi Hartmann

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
H-index 33 Citations 6,702 77
1121 World 29 National Alan Campbell McKinnon

Alan Campbell McKinnon

Kühne Logistics University, Germany
H-index 32 Citations 4,757 88
1123 World 30 National Johanna Mair

Johanna Mair

Hertie School, Germany
H-index 32 Citations 16,746 84
1194 World 31 National Holger Patzelt

Holger Patzelt

Technical University of Munich, Germany
H-index 31 Citations 8,319 86
1214 World 32 National Gregory Jackson

Gregory Jackson

Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
H-index 31 Citations 10,990 71
1233 World 33 National Erik E. Lehmann

Erik E. Lehmann

University of Augsburg, Germany
H-index 31 Citations 8,471 112
1242 World 34 National Andreas Eggert

Andreas Eggert

Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
H-index 31 Citations 10,651 64
1265 World 35 National Ulrich Lichtenthaler

Ulrich Lichtenthaler

International School of Management, Germany
H-index 31 Citations 7,310 65
1264 World 36 National Lutz Kaufmann

Lutz Kaufmann

WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany
H-index 31 Citations 4,587 71
1313 World 37 National Alexander Benlian

Alexander Benlian

TU Darmstadt, Germany
H-index 30 Citations 7,399 112
1335 World 38 National Joachim Henkel

Joachim Henkel

Technical University of Munich, Germany
H-index 30 Citations 9,183 83

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