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Smeal Among Top Business Schools Globally for Research Productivity

The Penn State Smeal College of Business is ranked 15th among all U.S. and international business schools and fourth among publicly supported schools for scholarly research output, according to data from the University of Texas at Dallas. When the rankings are adjusted to take into account the size of the schools' faculties, Smeal comes in at No. 5 globally and second among public institutions.
June 23, 2011

The Penn State Smeal College of Business is ranked 15th among all U.S. and international business schools and fourth among publicly supported schools for scholarly research output, according to data from the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD).

When the rankings are adjusted to take into account the size of the schools' faculties, Smeal comes in at No. 5 globally and second among public institutions.

"The UTD ranking is evidence that the Smeal faculty is among the best in the world when it comes to publishing in the top business journals," said James B. Thomas, the John and Becky Surma dean of Smeal. "Despite serving one of the largest student populations in the country, our professors are among the most productive and influential in the business literature. I couldn't be more proud of the great business minds we have here at Smeal."

The undergraduate enrollment at Smeal is the third-largest among the 113 business schools ranked this year by Bloomberg Businessweek, yet Smeal's faculty is consistently rated among the top producers of research in the leading academic journals.

In the past year alone, Thomson Reuters ranked Smeal No. 1 in management research and an article in the Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics ranked the college seventh worldwide in real estate research. The Thomson Reuters ranking measured the number of citations management research papers by Smeal professors have received in leading management journals from 2005 to 2006. The real estate ranking examined the page counts of research papers published by Smeal faculty in three major real estate journals from 1978 to 2008.

In management research productivity rankings put out by Texas A&M University and the University of Florida, Smeal ranks fifth among North American business schools. The ranking is based on the number of articles published by Smeal faculty from 2005 to 2010 in the top eight management journals.

The annual UTD business school rankings are based on the number of faculty bylines appearing in 24 leading peer-reviewed journals from 2006 to 2010 in the fields of accounting, management, management information systems, marketing and operations management. The rankings have been published since 2005.

In the management journals alone, Smeal ranked seventh worldwide and sixth nationally.

The list of the top 50 business schools includes 10 of the Big Ten schools and six Ivy League schools. Twenty-six of the top 30 schools are located in the United States.

The complete UTD business school rankings are available online at som.utdallas.edu/top100Ranking.

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