WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management

WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management

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Germany Established: 1984 Scholars: 2
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Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef by December 21st 2022.

This ranking lists all the best researchers from the Business and Management discipline and affiliated with WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management. There are a total of 2 researchers included. The total sum for the D-index values for the best scientists in WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management is 72 with a mean value for the h-index of 36.00. The total sum of publications for the best scientists in WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management is 180 with the mean value for publications per scientist of 90.00.


WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management

WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management (WHU) is a private academic higher education institution for corporate management in Vallendar and Düsseldorf, Rhineland-Palatinate, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It was founded in 1984 by the Koblenz Chamber of Commerce. WHU is regarded as the top business school in Germany and among the best worldwide, with its executive MBA program recognized as one of the best internationally.

WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management Key Statistics

The school comprises six faculties. These include the Faculty of Supply Chain Management, Faculty of Marketing and Sales, Faculty of Entrepreneurship, and Faculty of Finance and Accounting. Some of its in-demand course offerings include executive education programs, full-time and part-time MBA, and the Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA.

WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management's student population is approximately 1,880. It employs around 60 faculty members and 220 administrative staff in its two campuses in Düsseldorf and Vallendar.

Notable alumni include Axa Group CEO Thomas Buberl, Zalando founder and board member Robert Gentz, and DB Fernverkehr CEO Birgit Bohle.

The other WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management key statistics include the WHU Library that provides access to more than 73 platforms and databases and holds over 70,000 ebooks and 68,000 e-journals. It also has institutional agreements with over 160 companies and 220 partner universities worldwide, including the Scheller College of Business (Georgia Institute of Technology, U.S.), Sauder School of Business (The University of British Columbia, Canada), and School of Business Administration (Kobe University, Japan).

WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management Research

Research at WHU is recognized for its high quality, internationality, and relevance and focuses on the areas of business administration, economics, and management. Its research projects are funded by private and public agencies, including the German Research Foundation and the European Commission.

The top fields of WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management research are business, economics, and marketing. Its research outputs have been published in prestigious journals like Social Science Research Network, Research Papers in Economics, and the International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management.

WHU researchers have attended major scholarly conferences such as WebSci: Web Science, AAAI: National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, and AOMAM: Academy of Management Annual Meeting.

The most cited WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management research publication is Ahlers et al.'s (2015) “Signaling in equity crowdfunding.” This article was published in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice and has received 1,614 citations.

The school’s second most cited publication is Lichtenthaler's (2009) “Absorptive capacity, environmental turbulence, and the complementarity of organizational learning processes,” which appeared in the Academy of Management Journal and has been cited 1,081 times.

Moreover, its third most cited publication is Claessens and Yurtoglu’s (2013) “Corporate governance in emerging markets: A survey,” which was featured in Emerging Markets Review and has received 1,118 citations.

In addition, WHU is home to several research centers and institutes. These include the Center for Responsible Leadership and Wipro Center for Business Resilience, Center for Market-Oriented Corporate Management, Henkel Center for Consumer Goods, and the Financial Accounting and Tax Center.

It also houses other research units such as the Center of Asset and Wealth Management, Center for Controlling & Management, Center for Collaborative Commerce, Biopharma Management Center, and the WHU Asia Center.
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.
1024 World 24 National
Holger Ernst

Holger Ernst

WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany
D-index 39 Citations 9,116 86
1442 World 41 National
Lutz Kaufmann

Lutz Kaufmann

WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany
D-index 33 Citations 4,931 94

Our research was coordinated by Imed Bouchrika, PhD, a computer scientist with a well-established record of collaboration on a number of international research projects with different partners from the academic community. His role was to make sure all data remained unbiased, accurate, and up-to-date.

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