Best Business and Management Universities in Italy 2023

The 2nd edition of ranking of the best universities in the arena of Business and Management is based on data consolidated from various data sources including OpenAlex and CrossRef. The bibliometric data for evaluating the citation-based metrics were collected on 21-12-2022. Position in the ranking is based on a sum of D-indexes (Discipline H-index) of all ranking researcher’s affiliated with a given institution. D-index takes into account only papers and citation data for an examined discipline.
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The focus of our Business and Management research
Our best universities ranking is a reliable account of leading researchers from the discipline of Business and Management , created using a detailed examination of 166,880 researchers identified from a variety of bibliometric data sources. For the field of Business and Management, as many as 7820 scientists were investigated.

What is D-index inclusion threshold for Business and Management
The D-index threshold for approving a researcher to be examined is placed at 30 if most of their publications are in the area of Business and Management. The inclusion criteria for researchers to be considered into the ranking of top researchers are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the given field of study in addition to the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for including top researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the overall number of researchers estimated for each discipline whilst guaranteeing that the top 1% of leading scientists are considered into the list. There should be a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.

Extra verification practices
As our main goal is to make sure that only actual researchers are included in the ranking we realize that raw data are never meant to be an absolute means to evaluate the work of researchers. Because of that we manually verify every profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a varied range of reliable sources. Even though it’s not a factor defining a researcher’s position in the ranking, the quantity of documents published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a specific discipline. Position in the ranking is established using each scholar’s D-index according to metrics gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-established bibliometric databases of this kind accessible to the research community. A detailed explanation of our research procedures can be found on our methodology page.

Our mission
Our objective is to motivate researchers, entrepreneurs and administrative bodies worldwide to examine where leading experts are heading and to give a way for the whole scientific community to find out 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 15 universities Italy ranks in spot 8 in the world.

As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the institution with the highest number of leading scholars in Italy is Polytechnic University of Milan with 6 researchers affiliated with it being present in our Business and Management ranking. It is followed by Bocconi University with 4 scientists and Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies with 3 researchers.

The most prominent scientists in the field of Business and Management in Italy are affiliated with Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Bocconi University, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Istituto Universitario Di Studi Superiori Di Pavia, Link Campus University, University of Pisa, University of Turin, Polytechnic University of Milan, University of Bergamo, University of Milano-Bicocca. Polytechnic University of Milan is highlighted as the best university in the Italy in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scientists at 245. Ranking on the second place is Bocconi University with a total D-index of 221. The third position is occupied by Free University of Bozen-Bolzano with a total D-index of 132.

The average total D-index for the top 3% universities is 79 in comparison to an average of 79 for all 15 institutions included in ranking.

The average number of publications in the discipline of Business and Management by scholars affiliated with the top 1% of researchers in the ranking is 324 against an average of 324 for all 15 universities.

The average number of citations of scientists affiliated with the top 1% universities is 20397 against an average of 20397 for all 15 universities.

University Details
Σ Publications
Σ 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.
87 World 1 National Scholars 6 1,176 Σ D-index 245
103 World 2 National Scholars 4 745 Σ D-index 221
174 World 3 National Scholars 2 662 Σ D-index 132
211 World 4 National Scholars 3 497 Σ D-index 103
268 World 5 National Scholars 2 226 Σ D-index 73
283 World 6 National Scholars 2 214 Σ D-index 68
310 World 7 National Scholars 1 254 Σ D-index 57
392 World 8 National Scholars 1 101 Σ D-index 42
398 World 9 National Scholars 1 162 Σ D-index 41
422 World 10 National Scholars 1 181 Σ D-index 38
432 World 11 National Scholars 1 178 Σ D-index 37
436 World 12 National Scholars 1 99 Σ D-index 37
443 World 13 National Scholars 1 135 Σ D-index 36
494 World 14 National Scholars 1 81 Σ D-index 33
498 World 15 National Scholars 1 162 Σ D-index 32

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