The world's best business researchers based at Walton College




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When looking for the best business researchers in the world, look no further than the Sam M. Walton College of Business!

Two business-focused research databases with an international reach announce the Sam M. Walton College of Business faculty as one of the most cited researchers in the world.

Research.com, an international academic platform created to help researchers, annually ranks the top scientists in business and computer science based on their Google Scholar H-index and number of citations. This ranking reflects the scope of the research, the number of citations and the scientific impact of the research.

Research.com has included several members of the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of A in its 2023 ranking of the world's best scientists and universities:

  • Varun GroverDistinguished Professor and George & Boyce Billingsley Endowed Chair, Department of Information Systems
  • Scott BurtonEmeritus Professor and Tyson Research Director, Department of Marketing
  • Mary LacityDavid D. Glass Professor Emeritus and Chair, Department of Information Systems
  • Rajiv SabharwalProfessor Emeritus and Edwin & Karlee Bradberry Endowed Chair, Department of Information Systems
  • Vern Richardsonprofessor emeritus of the Department of Accounting
  • Matt WallerDean Emeritus, Professor and Sam M. Walton Leadership Chair in Business, Department of Supply Chain Management
  • Chris Rosenprofessor at the Department of Management
  • Remko Van Hoekprofessor of the Department of Supply Chain Management

Elsevier, a Dutch publishing and analytics company, takes a slightly different approach to ranking faculty research. Elsevier's Data Repository develops a composite indicator (c-score) based on citations, H-index and hm-index (for research with co-authors).

The data repository reflects the impressive number of researchers at Walton College. Its international list of the top 2% of business and management scholars includes:

  • Rajiv SabharwalProfessor Emeritus and Edwin & Karlee Bradberry Endowed Chair, Department of Information Systems
  • Varun GroverDistinguished Professor and George & Boyce Billingsley Endowed Chair, Department of Information Systems
  • Remko van Hoekprofessor of the Department of Supply Chain Management
  • John Deleryhead of the department and professor at the Department of Management
  • Mary LacityDavid D. Glass Professor Emeritus and Chair, Department of Information Systems
  • Scott BurtonEmeritus Professor and Tyson Research Director, Department of Marketing

“These impressive research rankings reflect the impact our distinguished scholars are having on scholarship in a variety of business fields. Walton College continues to be a leader in producing world-class business research,” said Alan Ellstrand, associate dean for academic programs and research. .

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