The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best researchers in the
arena of Business and Management is based on data
derived from multiple data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for evaluating the citation-based metrics were
gathered on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a
researcher’s D-index (Discipline H-index), which
includes exclusively papers and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Business and Management research
Research.com’s best researchers ranking is a trustworthy lineup of leading scientists from the discipline of Business and Management, established by means of a meticulous study of 166,880 scientists discovered from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Business and Management, more than 7819 scientists were investigated.
What is D-index approval threshold for Business and Management
The D-index threshold for including a scholar to be evaluated is set to 30 if most of their publications are in the field of Business and Management. The inclusion requirements for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given area in addition to the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for listing top scholars is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scholars assessed for each area od study whilst ensuring that the top 1% of best scientists are added into the ranking. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification rules
As our main mission is to guarantee that only credible scholars are included in our ranking we are aware that raw data are never meant to be an absolute means to evaluate the work of researchers. For that reason we manually check every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of reliable sources. While it’s not a factor defining a scholar’s position in Research.com ranking, the quantity of papers published in major journals and conference proceedings should be a credible secondary indication of their contribution to research in a specific area of science. Position in the ranking is based on every scientist’s D-index according to information collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind open to the research community. A comprehensive definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our objective is to inspire researchers, companies and decision-makers around the world to investigate where leading experts are heading and to give an opportunity for the entire scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Business and Management
With 44 scientists Germany ranks in spot 7 in the world.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top scientists in Germany is Technical University of Munich with 4 scholars affiliated with it being features in Research.com Business and Management ranking. It is followed by Leuphana University of Lüneburg with 3 scientists. Ranking thirds is Technical University of Munich with 2 researchers.
Prominent researchers featured in Germany are associated with University of Mannheim, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, University of Kassel, Berlin School of Economics and Law, Universität Hamburg, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Hamburg University of Technology, University of Siegen, University of Augsburg.
Professor Christian Homburg from University of Mannheim is listed as the best researcher in Germany in our ranking with a D-index of 85. Ranking on the second place in Germany is Stefan Schaltegger from Leuphana University of Lüneburg with a D-index of 78. The third spot in Germany is occupied by Helmut Krcmar from Technical University of Munich with a D-index of 67.
The average D-index for the top 3% researchers is 85 against an average of 44 for all 44 scientists listed in the ranking.
The average number of published papers in the field of Business and Management for the top 10% of researchers in the ranking is 561 in comparison to an average of 211 for all 44 scientists.
The average number of citations for the top 1% scholars is 12657 against an average of 12657 for all 44 scientists.