Management & Organization ranked #2 in the nation for five-year research record

Seated (L-R): Suresh Kotha, Warren Boeker, Xiao-Ping Chen, Bruce Avolio, Tom Lee, Sorah Seong. Standing (L-R): Crystal Farh, Kira Schabram, Scott Reynolds, Abhinav Gupta, Christina Fong, Chris Barnes, Rick McPherson, Dan Olson, Elizabeth Umphress, David Sirmon, Michael Johnson, Ruth Huwe, Elijah Wee, Kevin Steensma, Ben Hallen, Greg Bigley, David Tan, Tiona Zuzul. Not pictured: Ryan Fehr, Charles Hill, Emily Cox Pahnke.

The UW Foster School of Business has the #2 most-productive management research faculty in the nation over the past five years, according to an annual ranking compiled by Texas A&M University and the University of Georgia.

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 according to the number of those contributions attributed to their faculty members.

From 2014 to 2018, Foster’s Department of Management and Organization averaged more than three publications per research faculty. This adds up to 76 papers in the discipline’s elite eight peer-reviewed journals, including:

  • 21 in the Journal of Applied Psychology,
  • 16 in the Academy of Management Journal,
  • 13 in the Strategic Management Journal,
  • 8 in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes,
  • 6 in the Academy of Management Review,
  • 5 in Organization Science,
  • 4 in Personnel Psychology, and
  • 3 in Administrative Science Quarterly.

The per-capita rate of publication output over the past five years from Foster’s M&O faculty (3.167 per researcher) was significantly higher than the average of the top 25 (2.358 per researcher).

Only the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania published more papers in management journals over the same period (with a management faculty that is twice the size of Foster’s).

The Foster School’s national #2 spot in the aggregate Management Department Productivity Ranking is the product of consistently prolific scholarly output in each of the past five years. Foster M&O ranked #2 for productivity in 2014, #7 in 2015, #5 in 2016, #1 in 2017 and #13 in 2018.

In January, the Financial Times ranking of overall faculty productivity listed Foster #7 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.