The 2nd edition of Research.com ranking of the best universities in the field of
Business and Management relies os data consolidated from
multiple 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 sum of D-indexes (Discipline H-index) of all ranking
scientist's affiliated with a given institution. D-index
only includes publications and citation
metrics for an examined discipline.
The scope of our Business and Management research
Research.com’s best universities ranking is a trustworthy account of leading scientists from the area of Business and Management, based on a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists determined from multiple bibliometric data sources. For the discipline of Business and Management, more than 7819 scholars were investigated.
What is D-index approval threshold for Business and Management
The D-index threshold for approving a scientist to be examined is set to 30 if most of their publications are in the area of Business and Management. The inclusion factors for scientists to be considered into the ranking of top scholars are based on the D-index, proportion of the publications made within the specific field of study as well as the awards and achievements of the researchers. The D-index threshold for considering best researchers is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of scholars estimated for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of best scientists are considered into the ranking. We estimate a proximity of 30% or less between a scientist’s general H-index and their D-index.
Other verification rules
Since our primary goal is to make sure that only genuine scientists are included in our ranking we realize that metrics are never supposed to be an absolute measure to evaluate the work of researchers. Because of that we manually inspect each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a metric defining a scholar’s position in our ranking, the amount of documents published in prominent journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary signal of their contribution to research in a given field of study. Position in the ranking is based on every scientist’s D-index using data gathered from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most credible and well-established bibliometric databases of this type available to the scientific community. A detailed explanation of our research process can be found on our methodology page.
Our aim is to motivate scientists, companies and administrative bodies worldwide to investigate where prominent experts are heading and to give an opportunity for the entire research community to find out who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.
Key findings for Business and Management
As far as scientific affiliations are concerned, the affiliation with the highest number of top scholars in the world is University of Pennsylvania with 26 scientists affiliated with it being listed in our Business and Management ranking. It is followed by Pennsylvania State University with 20 researchers and Arizona State University with 17 scientists.
The most prominent scientists in the area of Business and Management in the world are representing Indiana University, Penn State Harrisburg, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Northwestern University, University of Canterbury, Asia School of Business, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, University of Notre Dame, University of Macau, Duke University.
University of Pennsylvania is highlighted as the best university in the world in our ranking with a total D-index of its ranking scholars at 1236. Ranking on spot no. 2 in the world is Pennsylvania State University with a total D-index of 1088. The third position in the world is occupied by Arizona State University with a total D-index of 869.
The average total D-index for the top 1% universities is 951 in comparison to an average of 137 for all 525 institutions included in Research.com ranking.
The average number of published articles in the area of Business and Management by scholars affiliated with the top 10% of scholars in the ranking is 1629 against an average of 483 for all 525 universities.
The average number of citations of researchers affiliated with the top 10% universities is 260261 against an average of 56894 for all 525 universities.