Foster ranked #1 in North America for management research productivity

The University of Washington Foster School of Business has the most productive management research faculty in North America, 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 and Canada according to the number of those contributions attributed to their faculty members.

In 2017, faculty in the Foster School’s Department of Management and Organization published 24 papers in top management journals. This includes seven in the Journal of Applied Psychology, six in the Academy of Management Journal, four in the Strategic Management Journal, two in the Academy of Management Review, two in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, one in Administrative Science Quarterly, one in Organization Science, and one in one in Personnel Psychology.

To put the Foster School’s remarkable productivity into context, its publication of 24 papers in 2017 was four times the average of the other 95 business schools listed in the ranking.

Foster’s publication rate was 1.04 papers per research faculty member, which also tops North America. It’s nearly double the average publication rate of 0.53 per research faculty at the top 25 schools in the ranking, and nearly triple the average publication rate of 0.38 per research faculty at the other 95 schools listed in the ranking.

This #1 ranking is the culmination of a steady increase in the Foster School’s production of significant studies that are published in the most important peer-reviewed management journals. Foster is also ranked #3 in the aggregate listing of the past five years of Management Department Productivity Rankings, with 71 total publications attributed to the department’s 23 research faculty.

And this departmental research ranking follows last week’s Financial Times ranking of overall faculty productivity, which listed Foster #3 in the world and #1 among public universities based on per capita research publications in the leading 48 journals across business disciplines.


Top 10 in Management Research Productivity (2017)

1 University of Washington (Foster) – 24 publications
2 University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) – 19 publications
3 Texas A&M University (Mays) – 16 publications
3 University of Minnesota (Carlson) – 16 publications
5 Indiana University (Kelley) – 15 publications
5 New York University (Stern) – 15 publications
5 Arizona State University (Carey) – 15 publications
8 University of Georgia (Terry) – 12 publications
8 Rice University (Jones) – 12 publications
10 University of Maryland (Smith) – 11 publications