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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

University of Miami Business Professor is World's No. 1 International Business Scholar

26 Apr 2010 19:20 Africa/Lagos

University of Miami Business Professor is World's No. 1 International Business Scholar

School of Business Administration Ranked No. 20 in the World

CORAL GABLES, Fla., April 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yadong Luo, Emery Findley Distinguished Chair and professor of management at the University of Miami School of Business Administration, is the world's foremost international business scholar according to a study* just published in the International Business Review. The same study ranks the School of Business No. 20 in the world for international research, ahead of such elite institutions as Harvard University and the London Business School. The findings are based on an examination of approximately 17,000 academic articles published between 1996 and 2008 in 29 international business journals deemed to be the world's best by the researchers.


The authors were ranked based on a formula that took into account the number of pages published by each author and each journal's "impact factor." In all, the study looked at articles published by nearly 4,000 authors from more than 1,200 institutions. Luo is ranked No. 1 on the list of the top 50 scholars from around the world.


"To be recognized as the world's top scholar in international business is truly remarkable and is a testament to amazing research talent. Yadong Luo's honor is well-deserved and I congratulate him," said Barbara E. Kahn, dean of the University of Miami School of Business Administration. "Great business schools are measured in large part by the strength of their faculty and we are very proud to call Yadong one of our own as we work to earn our place among the world's most elite institutions for management research and education."


As part of its effort to bolster its research reputation, the School has attracted new faculty over the past two years from some of the world's leading business schools and universities including the Wharton School, Harvard University, MIT, and Duke University. In October, 2009, the School was ranked No. 32 in the world by the influential Financial Times in the newspaper's annual rankings of Executive MBA programs, further illustrating the research strength of the School. The authors of this latest study in the International Business Review note the significance of management research, particularly research in international business and particularly that which is cross-disciplinary.


"As business continues to internationalize, the need for researchers and academic institutions to produce significant and impactful international research also increases," wrote the authors. "An important contribution of this study is its evaluation of the [international business] field across an array of business disciplines."


About the University of Miami School of Business Administration


The University of Miami School of Business Administration is a comprehensive business school, offering undergraduate business, full-time MBA, Executive MBA, MS, PhD and non-degree executive education programs. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Miami, the School is located in a major hub of international trade and commerce and acclaimed for the global orientation and diversity of its faculty, students and curriculum. The School delivers its programs at its main campus in Coral Gables as well as at locations across Florida and abroad. More information about the University of Miami School of Business can be found at www.bus.miami.edu.


*Trevino, L. J., et al. A perspective on the state of the field: International business publications in the elite journals as a measure of institutional and faculty productivity. International Business Review (2010), doi:10.1016/j.ibusrev.2010.02.004


Source: University of Miami School of Business Administration

CONTACT: Jeff Heebner of University of Miami School of Business
Administration, +1-305-284-4005, jheebner@miami.edu


Web Site: University of Miami School of Business Administration