Jindal School Releases Top 100 Management Research List

Wharton Ranked  No. 1, Harvard Rises to No. 2 in Annual Measure of Productivity

Apr. 19, 2012

Harvard Business School jumped three spots to No. 2 in this year’s UT Dallas Top 100 Business School Research Rankings™, an index that tracks faculty research productivity at management schools.

JSOM Building

Naveen Jindal School faculty productivity has risen dramatically since the rankings began, from No. 36 in North America in 2005 to its current place at No. 15.

The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania was ranked No. 1, as it has been for more than a decade.

The UTD Top 100 rankings are compiled from a database that the Naveen Jindal School of Management maintains of faculty research published in 24 leading peer-reviewed journals. The database aggregates information from the most recent five years to generate the rankings.

Current-year standings, one a list of schools in North America and a roster of universities worldwide, were determined March 15 based on articles published in those journals from 2007 to 2011. JSOM has followed productivity since 1990 and began reporting rankings in 2005.

Dean Hasan Pirkul

“Our faculty has, in fact, strengthened its output. Once again, this demonstrates — nationally and internationally — our serious commitment to research.

Dean Hasan Pirkul,
Jindal School Dean and Caruth Chair of Management

Harvard’s upward move broke the three-year hold that the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University had at No. 2. Duke moved to No. 4 in both the North American and worldwide standings.

The Ross School of Business University of Michigan at Ann Arbor held steady at No. 3.

And at No. 5, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business rounded out the top five placeholders.

JSOM’s faculty productivity has risen dramatically since the rankings began, from No. 36 in North America in 2005 to No. 15 last year. The school remained at No. 15 in the new rankings, calculated March 15. Likewise, JSOM’s global ranking remained at No. 16.

“But this is a bit misleading,” said Jindal School of Management Senior Associate Dean Varghese Jacob,explaining that every year, the number of published works grows.

“You can’t stand still and retain your ranking,” Jacob said.

“Our faculty has, in fact, strengthened its output,” Jindal School Dean and Caruth Chair of Management Hasan Pirkul said. “Once again, this demonstrates — nationally and internationally — our serious commitment to research.

“And I’m proud,” the dean added, “that our fellow academicians and other business schools can track their research progress using The UTD Top 100.”

Top-Ranked Schools
1. Wharton School
2. Harvard Business School
3. University of Michigan
4. Duke University
5. University of Chicago
6. New York University
7. Stanford University
8. University of Maryland
9. UT Austin
10. Columbia University

Three non-U.S. schools made the top 20 worldwide. INSEAD, which is based in France, dropped from No. 10 a year ago to No. 11. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology moved up one position to No. 17. The Joseph L. Rotman School at the University of  Toronto leaped 15 places, moving from 35 to No. 20.

However, the distinction of the largest advance went to the University of Melbourne, which moved 34 places, from No. 95 to No. 61 on the worldwide list.

Newcomers to the top rankings this year included Cambridge University of Great Britain, which ranked No. 94 on the worldwide list, and the University of Navarrra of Spain, which ranked No. 97.

For a complete listing of the most recent research productivity rankings, visit The UTD Top 100 Business School Research Rankings™.


Media Contact: Kris Imherr, Naveen Jindal School of Management, (972) 883-4793, imherr@utdallas.edu
or the Office of Media Relations, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2155, newscenter@utdallas.edu
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