Best Business and Management Scientists in Spain

The 2nd edition of ranking of the best researchers in the arena of Business and Management is based on data consolidated from various data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for estimating the citation-based metrics were gathered on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a scientist's D-index (Discipline H-index), which takes into account only papers and citation data for an examined discipline.
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The range of our Business and Management research
Our best scientists ranking is a reliable lineup of leading researchers from the area of Business and Management, based on a meticulous analysis of 166,880 scholars determined from various bibliometric data sources. For the area of Business and Management, over 7820 scientists were investigated.

What is D-index inclusion threshold for Business and Management
The D-index threshold for including a scientist to be considered is set to 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Business and Management. The acceptance criteria for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the given discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for considering leading researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists assessed for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of best scientists are incorporated into the list. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scholar’s general H-index and their D-index.

Additional verification practices
Since our leading mission is to make sure that only genuine scientists are mentioned in the ranking we are aware that raw data are never meant to be a full tool to evaluate the work of scholars. Because of that we manually check each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. While it’s not a metric impacting a scientist’s position in ranking, the number of documents published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should form a credible secondary signal of their contribution to research in a selected field of study. Position in the ranking is established using each scholar’s D-index according to metrics compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-established bibliometric databases of this type accessible to the scientific community. A comprehensive explanation of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.

Our mission
Our goal is to inspire scholars, companies and decision-makers worldwide to explore where leading experts are heading and to offer a way for the entire research community to get to know who the leading experts in specific areas of study, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
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Key findings for Business and Management
With 13 scholars Spain ranks in spot 16 in the world.

As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top researchers in Spain is University of Alicante with 3 scholars affiliated with it being present in Business and Management ranking. It is followed by Institute of Labor Economics with 2 scientists. Ranking thirds is University of Zaragoza with 1 scientists.

Prominent scientists featured in Spain are affiliated with University of Salamanca, Institute of Labor Economics, University of Zaragoza, Autonomous University of Barcelona, University of Alicante, University of Murcia, University of Navarra, Esade : Escola Superior d'Administració i Direcció d'Empreses, University of Girona, University of Granada.

Professor Isabel-María García-Sánchez from University of Salamanca is highlighted as the best scholar in Spain in our ranking with a D-index of 60. Ranking on the second place in Spain is Mahmoud Ezzamel from Institute of Labor Economics with a D-index of 55. The third position in Spain is occupied by Carlos Flavián from University of Zaragoza with a D-index of 51.

The average D-index for the top 10% scientists is 60 in comparison to an average of 40 for all 13 researchers featured in the ranking.

The average number of publications in the area of Business and Management for the top 1% of scientists in the ranking is 113 against an average of 113 for all 13 scholars.

The average number of citations for the top 5% scientists is 12995 against an average of 9186 for all 13 scholars.

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D-Index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
305 World 1 National D-index 60 Citations 12,995 187
410 World 2 National D-index 55 Citations 9,633 157
505 World 3 National D-index 51 Citations 16,756 125
609 World 4 National D-index 48 Citations 14,044 219
869 World 5 National D-index 42 Citations 8,694 107
990 World 6 National D-index 40 Citations 6,119 113
1006 World 7 National D-index 39 Citations 12,600 111
1414 World 8 National D-index 33 Citations 7,108 95
1423 World 9 National D-index 33 Citations 6,606 60
1496 World 10 National D-index 32 Citations 5,220 72
1536 World 12 National D-index 31 Citations 6,707 96
1562 World 13 National D-index 30 Citations 8,583 68

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