Wharton Tops UT Dallas Business School Research Rankings

Dr. Hasan Pirkul

Dr. Hasan Pirkul

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania held its firm grip on the No. 1 spot in The UT Dallas Top 100 Business School Research Rankings for 2013™ released Wednesday by the Naveen Jindal School of Management.

Harvard University, No. 2, and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, No. 3, also maintained their places in separate annual rankings of schools in North America and worldwide. Both sets of rankings measure business school research productivity by tracking contributions in leading publications.

The Naveen Jindal School of Management compiles the rankings from a database of faculty research published in 24 major peer-reviewed journals. The index scoring system measures single and multiple authors and their university affiliations.

Current-year standings, determined March 11, are based on articles published from 2008 to 2012. The Wharton School has topped the rankings since the index was created in 2005. This year it received the top score of 192.21, with 357 articles. Harvard’s score was 123.221, with 228 articles.

Top-Ranked Schools in North America

  1. University of Pennsylvania – Wharton School
  2. Harvard University – Harvard Business School
  3. University of Michigan at Ann Arbor – Ross School of Business
  4. New York University – Leonard N. Stern School of Business
  5. Duke University – The Fuqua School of Business
  6. The University of Chicago – Booth School of Business
  7. Stanford University – Graduate School of Business
  8. The University of Texas at Austin – McCombs School of Business
  9. Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management
  10. University of Maryland at College Park – Robert H. Smith School of Business
  11. Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Sloan School of Management
  12. Columbia University – Columbia Business School
  13. University of Southern California – Marshall School of Business
  14. University of Texas at Dallas – Naveen Jindal School of Management
  15. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Kenan-Flagler Business School

JSOM’s ranking rose to No. 14 among North American business schools and No. 15 worldwide. The school ranked No. 15 in North America and No. 16 globally last year. The school has climbed from No. 36 in North America when it first began reporting the rankings in 2005.

“The rankings demonstrate our serious commitment to research at UT Dallas,” Jindal School Dean and Caruth Chair of Management Dr. Hasan Pirkul said. “Our faculty continues to build a reputation as a leader in making significant research contributions.”

The rankings give business schools and faculty members a benchmark for measuring their progress at making research contributions, Pirkul said.

The database can be searched by journal, school, author or key phrases in articles from 1990 to present. Publications follow a range of disciplines, including accounting, finance, information systems, international business, marketing, operations and organizational behavior.  

NYU climbed to fourth place in the annual rankings, from No. 6 last year. Duke University moved from No. 4 to No. 5, and the University of Chicago changed from No. 5 to No. 6.

Two non-U.S. schools made the top 20 worldwide, including INSEAD, based in France, Singapore and Abu Dhabi, which was No. 14 worldwide. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology ranked No. 16 worldwide.

The rankings included two new schools this year: University of Groningen in The Netherlands, which was No. 95; and Virginia Tech, No. 97.

For a complete listing of the most recent research productivity rankings, visit the Jindal School website.

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