The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best researchers in the
discipline of Business and Management relies os data
combined 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
includes exclusively publications and citation
data for an examined discipline.
The focus of our Business and Management research
Research.com’s best scholars ranking is a credible account of leading scientists from the discipline of Business and Management, established by means of a detailed study of 166,880 researchers discovered from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the area of Business and Management, as many as 7820 scholars were analysed.
What is D-index acceptance threshold for Business and Management
The D-index threshold for including a researcher to be examined is set to 30 if the majority of of their publications are in the discipline of Business and Management. The inclusion requirements for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, ratio of the contributions made within the selected field of study as well as the awards and achievements of the scholars. The D-index threshold for including leading scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scientists projected for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of best researchers are considered into the list. We expect a proximity of 30% or less between a researcher’s general H-index and their D-index.
Extra verification practices
Since our primary goal is to guarantee that only credible scholars are included in our ranking we are aware that raw data are never supposed to be a complete means to assess the contributions of scientists. This is why we manually inspect every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a broad range of credible sources. Although it’s not a factor impacting a researcher’s position in our ranking, the amount of documents published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should be a credible secondary signal of their contribution to research in a specific area of science. Position in the ranking is based on each researcher’s D-index according to information collected from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-known bibliometric databases of this kind open to the scientific community. A detailed overview of our research policy can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to inspire scientists, companies and administrative bodies worldwide to investigate where top experts are heading and to offer an opportunity for the entire scientific community to get to know who the leading experts in specific disciplines, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Business and Management
With 1 scholars Nigeria ranks in spot 40 globally.
As far as institutions are concerned, the institution with the highest number of top researchers in Nigeria is University of Nigeria with 1 scholars affiliated with it being present in our Business and Management ranking.
Prominent researchers present in Nigeria are associated with University of Nigeria.
Professor Christian N. Madu from University of Nigeria is listed as the best scholar in Nigeria in our ranking with a D-index of 37.
The average D-index for the top 5% researchers is 37 against an average of 37 for all 1 researchers listed in Research.com ranking.
The average number of published articles in the area of Business and Management for the top 1% of researchers in the ranking is 121 against an average of 121 for all 1 scholars.
The average number of citations for the top 5% scholars is 7366 against an average of 7366 for all 1 scientists.