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Broad School faculty among world's most productive in international business research

Publish Date: Friday, October 29, 2004

Broad School faculty among world's most productive in international business research
A recent study published in Management International Review has identified Broad School faculty among the most productive in international business research. In the 1996-2000 time period, the Broad School had the most published articles in the field's top three journals.

The study, conducted by V. Kumar and S. K. Kundu, and published in Volume 44, Number 2, 2004 issue of the MIR, measured and ranked the productivity of academic institutions based on their number of publications from 1991 to 2000. Only publications from three core international business journals were included. These are: Journal of International Studies (JIBS), Management International Review (MIR), and Journal of World Business (JWB). JIBS is the leading scholarly outlet, published by the Academy of International Business.

The authors conducted their research by analyzing author affiliations for international business publications by covering 1600 authors from 600 institutions resulting in 900 articles over a period of ten years.

The study shows the Broad School faculty were among the researchers from five other schools that consistently were published in these journals. Overall, the Broad School ranked fourth among a large number of business schools both in the United States and abroad whose faculty published most frequently in these key journals. Two similar studies were conducted in the past. A study by Morrison and Inkpen in 1991, ranked MSU number 6. A follow-up study by Inkpen and Beamish in 1994, ranked the Broad School number 4.

One of the findings of the study is that these rankings of scholarly productivity closely parallel the general perception of the quality international business programs that are resident at these schools.