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Business Professor is World's No. 1 International Business Scholar; School Ranked No. 20 in the World

April 26, 2010
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Yadong LuoYadong Luo, Emery Findley Distinguished Chair and professor of management, is the world's foremost international business scholar according to a study just published in the International Business Review. The same study ranks the School of Business No. 20 in the world for international research, ahead of such elite institutions as Harvard University and the London Business School. The findings are based on an examination of approximately 17,000 academic articles published between 1996 and 2008 in 29 international business journals deemed to be the world's best by the researchers.

The authors were ranked based on a formula that took into account the number of pages published by each author and each journal's "impact factor." In all, the study looked at articles published by nearly 4,000 authors from more than 1,200 institutions. Luo is ranked No. 1 on the list of the top 50 scholars from around the world.

As part of its effort to bolster its research reputation, the School has attracted new faculty over the past two years from some of the world's leading business schools and universities including the Wharton School, Harvard University, MIT, and Duke University. In October, 2009, the School was ranked No. 32 in the world by the influential Financial Times in the newspaper's annual rankings of Executive MBA programs, further illustrating the research strength of the School. The authors of this latest study in the International Business Review note the significance of management research, particularly research in international business and particularly that which is cross-disciplinary.

"As business continues to internationalize, the need for researchers and academic institutions to produce significant and impactful international research also increases," wrote the authors. "An important contribution of this study is its evaluation of the [international business] field across an array of business disciplines."

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