Best Business and Management Scientists in Italy

The 2nd edition of 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.
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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 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 mission
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.
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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 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.

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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.
104 World 1 National D-index 76 Citations 17,341 349
192 World 2 National D-index 68 Citations 20,081 253
276 World 3 National D-index 61 Citations 25,136 204
299 World 4 National D-index 60 Citations 22,043 185
355 World 5 National D-index 57 Citations 16,395 263
362 World 6 National D-index 57 Citations 11,453 254
382 World 7 National D-index 56 Citations 13,146 313
763 World 8 National D-index 44 Citations 13,259 182
839 World 9 National D-index 42 Citations 22,904 101
865 World 10 National D-index 42 Citations 9,301 213
930 World 11 National D-index 41 Citations 6,664 162
932 World 12 National D-index 41 Citations 6,416 130
1079 World 13 National D-index 38 Citations 10,444 181
1129 World 14 National D-index 37 Citations 12,158 99
1144 World 15 National D-index 37 Citations 8,620 140
1168 World 16 National D-index 37 Citations 5,975 178
1212 World 17 National D-index 36 Citations 9,766 102
1221 World 18 National D-index 36 Citations 8,086 135
1288 World 19 National D-index 35 Citations 7,246 161
1295 World 20 National D-index 35 Citations 6,429 127
1367 World 21 National D-index 34 Citations 6,447 165
1371 World 22 National D-index 34 Citations 5,695 205
1445 World 23 National D-index 33 Citations 4,460 81
1455 World 24 National D-index 32 Citations 12,931 103
1477 World 25 National D-index 32 Citations 7,808 96
1486 World 26 National D-index 32 Citations 6,429 162
1511 World 27 National D-index 32 Citations 3,946 112
1571 World 28 National D-index 30 Citations 5,384 217

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