Foster School ranks 2nd in the nation in management research productivity

management-and-organization-faculty-3369-L[1]The University of Washington Foster School of Business has the second most productive management research faculty in North America, according to a study out of Texas A&M University.

The annual “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 and Canada according to the number of those contributions attributed to their faculty members.

In the year 2014, faculty in the Foster School’s Department of Management & Organization published 16 papers in top management journals. This includes three in the Academy of Management Journal, four in the Journal of Applied Psychology, five in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, two in Organization Science, and two in Personnel Psychology.

The study’s authors note that this productivity ranking measures pure numbers of publications in top journals. There is no “per capita” adjustment for size of research faculty at a given school (putting midsized faculties, such as the Foster School’s, at a disadvantage to larger faculties). Only management departments are included in the ranking, and only one school affiliation per article is counted.

The eight management journals included in the ranking are: Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organization Science, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Personnel Psychology, Strategic Management Journal.

In an aggregate of the past five years of Management Department Productivity Rankings, the Foster School is listed 11th in North America.

Top 11 in Management Research Productivity (2014)

1   University of Pennsylvania (20 publications)
2   University of Washington (16)
   Penn State University (16)
4   New York University (15)
4   University of Michigan (15)
6   Arizona State University (14)
7   Harvard University (11)
7   Michigan State University (11)
7   Temple University (11)
7   University of Minnesota (11)
7   University of Toronto (11)

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