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Smith Earns Acclaim for Research Prowess

Apr 16, 2014
World Class Faculty & Research


The Robert H. Smith School of Business has expanded its reputation as a research and knowledge hub with top-25 showings in three recent worldwide rankings.

The University of Texas at Dallas, which tracks business school research contributions during five-year cycles, ranks Smith No. 6 in a report updated April 3, 2014. In a separate ranking published March 26, 2014, CEOWORLD magazine puts Smith at No. 4 for “academic excellence and business research.”

The Financial Times also recognizes Smith thought leadership, placing the school at No. 24 for research in its 2014 Global MBA Ranking published Jan. 26, 2014.

In addition to the new 2014 rankings, Smith places No. 14 for “intellectual capital” in the most recent MBA report from Bloomberg Businessweek, published Nov. 15, 2012. The measurement is based on faculty research in top academic journals.

“Our professors are not only renowned for their business research, but they are also passionate about education,” Smith Dean Alex Triantis said. “They are engaged and accessible to our students.”

Besides making regular contributions in top-tier journals, Smith professors support 11 Centers of Excellence at the school. They also connect with business, policy and academic leaders at major events such as the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, a professional association with nearly 20,000 members in more than 100 nations.

Debra Shapiro, the Clarice Smith Professor of Management, will be the third Smith faculty member to serve as Academy of Management President when she starts a one-year term in 2015. Currently she is vice president, program chair, and chair of the All-Academy Theme Committee for the next Academy of Management annual meeting Aug. 1-5, 2014, in Philadelphia.

Among the committee members she selected is Smith Professor Sunil Mithas. Other Smith professors will present papers and participate on panels during the event.

To learn more about additional faculty accomplishments and contributions, visit the Smith Faculty and Research or Rankings page.

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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