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Management research productivity climbs

Friday, February 14, 2020

Faculty research productivity in the Department of Management in the Spears School of Business was ranked 12th in the nation in 2019 for the number of articles published in top-tier journals.

In 2019, the Management Department at the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University was ranked 12th in the nation for publishing in top-tier management journals. The TAMUGA rankings (a joint effort by Texas A&M University and the University of Georgia) placed the productivity of the department's scholars at the top of the Big 12 Conference.

“When you look at publications per faculty member, OSU performed even better,” said Dr. James Pappas, head of the Department of Management at Spears Business. “Our faculty ranked sixth out of the top 150 business schools for faculty productivity, which was also first in the Big 12 conference.”

In a second business school research productivity ranking recently conducted by the University of Texas in Dallas, Spears School of Business management researchers ranked 23th nationally for the most recent five-year period (2015-2019).  During this period, the management department published 17 articles in the top two journals in the field, the Strategic Management Journal and the Academy of Management Journal.

“We focus on these journals because they are the industry standard. During this five-year period, our faculty produced 17 publications placing us first in the Big 12 and outpacing larger schools like the University of Texas in Austin and Texas Christian University,” said Pappas.

“I am incredibly grateful for the stewardship of Spears Dean Dr. Ken Eastman and Vice Dean Dr. Ramesh Sharda for their steadfast investment in scholarship, but I am also humbled and honored to work with faculty who are continuously motivated to pursue cutting edge business research.”

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