The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best researchers in the
arena of Business and Management is based on data
consolidated from a wide range of data sources including OpenAlex and
CrossRef. The bibliometric data for estimating the citation-based metrics were
acquired 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
values for an examined discipline.
The range of our Business and Management research
Our best researchers ranking is a trustworthy account of leading scholars from the discipline of Business and Management, established by means of a thorough analysis of 166,880 researchers determined from various bibliometric data sources. For the field of Business and Management, over 7819 scholars were investigated.
What is D-index approval threshold for Business and Management
The D-index threshold for including a scientist to be examined is set to 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the field of Business and Management. The approval criteria for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the specific area plus the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for listing best researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of scientists assessed for each scientific field whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of leading scholars are considered into the ranking. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification rules
Since our leading aim is to guarantee that only genuine scholars are listed in our ranking we are aware that raw data are never meant to be an absolute means to assess the output of scholars. This is why we manually inspect every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of credible sources. While it’s not a metric contributing to a scientist’s position in Research.com ranking, the quantity of papers published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should constitute a credible secondary implication of their contribution to research in a selected area of science. Position in the ranking is established using each researcher’s D-index with the help of metrics collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most trustworthy and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind accessible to the scientific community. A detailed explanation of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our objective is to inspire researchers, companies and politicians worldwide to explore where leading experts are heading and to offer an opportunity for the entire research community to find out who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in various countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Business and Management
With 28 scholars Italy ranks in spot 8 globally.
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top scholars in Italy is Polytechnic University of Milan with 6 researchers affiliated with it being present in Research.com Business and Management ranking. It is followed by Bocconi University with 4 researchers. Ranking thirds is Bocconi University with 3 scholars.
Prominent researchers present in Italy are affiliated with Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Bocconi University, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Polytechnic University of Milan, Istituto Universitario Di Studi Superiori Di Pavia, Link Campus University, Polytechnic University of Bari, University of Pisa, University of Turin, University of Bergamo.
Professor Sascha Kraus from Free University of Bozen-Bolzano is listed as the best scholar in Italy in our ranking with a D-index of 76. Ranking second in Italy is Torben Pedersen from Bocconi University with a D-index of 68. The third place in Italy is occupied by Franco Malerba from Bocconi University with a D-index of 61.
The average D-index for the top 5% scientists is 76 against an average of 42 for all 28 scholars featured in our ranking.
The average number of published papers within the field of Business and Management for the top 3% of researchers in the ranking is 349 in comparison to an average of 174 for all 28 researchers.
The average number of citations for the top 3% scholars is 17341 against an average of 10927 for all 28 scholars.