Foster Department of Management and Organization ranked #4 in the nation for research productivity

The Foster School’s Department of Management and Organization faculty.

The UW Foster School of Business has the #4 most-productive management research faculty in the nation over the past five years, according to an annual index compiled by Texas A&M University and the University of Georgia.

The Management Department Productivity Ranking tallies total contributions to the eight most-influential scholarly journals in the discipline of management, and ranks business schools across the United States according to the number of those contributions attributed to their faculty members.

From 2015 to 2019, Foster’s Department of Management and Organization produced 69 papers published in the discipline’s elite eight peer-reviewed journals, including.

  • 18 in the Journal of Applied Psychology,
  • 15 in the Academy of Management Journal,
  • 14 in the Strategic Management Journal,
  • 6 in the Academy of Management Review,
  • 5 in Organization Science,
  • 5 in Administrative Science Quarterly,
  • 4 in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and
  • 2 in Personnel Psychology.

Foster management scholars have been extraordinarily productive relative to their top-researching peers. The department’s five-year per-capita publication rate (2.8 papers per research faculty) was well above the average of the ranking’s top 25 (2.4 per researcher) and double the average of the top 100 (1.4 per researcher)

And Foster has sustained its level of thought leadership, despite the significant variability of year-to-year research publication in the most discerning—and influential—journals. It’s #4 spot in the aggregate ranking is the product of consistently strong scholarly output. Foster M&O ranked #7 for productivity in 2015, #5 in 2016, #1 in 2017, #13 in 2018 and #15 in 2019.

In January, the Financial Times ranking of overall faculty productivity listed Foster #6 in the world—and #1 among public business schools—for its research record over the past three years in the leading 50 academic journals across all business disciplines.