World Class Faculty & Research / February 23, 2021

18 Maryland Smith Professors Named Among Top 2% Worldwide

18 Maryland Smith Professors Named Among Top 2% Worldwide

A study of the world’s top researchers identifies 18 from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business in the top 2% of the most-cited scholars and scientists worldwide.

The study, published in the journal PLoS Biology, looks at 22 scientific fields and 176 subfields and ranks researchers for their career-long impact by the number of times their work is cited in other research. The research was led by Stanford University, based on data from Elsevier’s Scopus, an abstract and citation database of research publications.

“The intellectual power at Smith is just amazing,” says Maryland Smith Dean Prabhudev Konana, who joined the school in January 2021. “The faculty is one of the school’s greatest strengths and was a big draw for me. Having so many of our faculty among the top in the world shows that the research happening here is relevant, important work that continues to have broad influence.”

At Maryland Smith, 17 current and emeritus faculty researchers made the ranked list, along with one deceased faculty member, whose work at the business school continues to be widely cited:

  1. Edwin Locke, Professor Emeritus, Management and Organization
  2. Roland Rust, Distinguished University Professor; David Bruce Smith Chair in Marketing; Executive Director, Center for Excellence in Service
  3. Ritu Agarwal, Senior Associate Dean; Distinguished University Professor; Robert H. Smith Dean's Chair of Information Systems; Co-Director, Center for Health Information and Decision System
  4. Bruce Golden, France-Merrick Chair in Management Science
  5. Michel Wedel, Distinguished University Professor and PepsiCo Chair in Consumer Science
  6. Zhi-Long Chen, Orkand Corporation Professor of Management Science
  7. Rajshree Agrawal, Rudolph P. Lamone Chair and Professor in Entrepreneurship; Director, Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets
  8. Michael O. Ball, Professor Emeritus, Decision, Operations and Information Technologies
  9. Hui Liao, Smith Dean's Professor in Leadership & Management
  10. Debra L. Shapiro, Clarice Smith Professor of Management & Organization
  11. Michael Fu, Smith Chair of Management Science
  12. Vojislav “Max” Maksimovic, William A. Longbrake Chair in Finance; Associate Director, Center for the Study of Business Ethics, Regulation and Crime
  13. Henry C. Lucas, Robert H. Smith Professor of Information Systems Emeritus
  14. Anil K. Gupta, Michael D. Dingman Chair in Strategy and Entrepreneurship
  15. Russ Wermers, Dean's Chair in Finance; Director, Center for Financial Policy
  16. Saul Gass (deceased), Professor Emeritus of Operations
  17. Dilip Madan, Professor Emeritus of Mathematical Finance
  18. Martin Dresner, Professor and Chair of Logistics, Business and Public Policy

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About the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business

The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and part-time MBA, executive MBA, online MBA, specialty master's, PhD and executive education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning locations in North America and Asia.

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