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School’s Yadong Luo is Ranked World’s No. 2 Researcher in Management and No. 6 Among All Business School Faculty

Yadong Luo, the School’s Emery Findley Distinguished Chair and professor of management, is ranked the world’s No. 2 business scholar in the management field according to findings of a new study by professors from Finland’s Hanken School of Economics and University of Vaasa. The findings also place Luo No. 6 among all business school faculty worldwide.

The rankings are based on a new metric, created by the researchers, that uses “exchange rates” to evaluate the value of top-ranked publications across disciplines. They looked at nearly 16,000 research articles published and forthcoming between 2005 and 2015 in 24 leading journals in accounting, economics, finance, management and marketing. The journals selected are those that are classified as “Journals of Distinction” in the Chartered Association of Business Schools’ Academic Journal Guide 2015. They then ranked the top-10 researchers in each discipline and the top-40 across disciplines.

Previous research, published in February 2016 by Management International Review named Luo the world's No. 1 authors in international strategic management research. Two other studies, published in 2010 and 2012 in International Business Review, placed Luo as the world’s No. 1 international business scholar. And in 2015, Luo was named the world's most prolific Chinese strategy scholar outside of mainland China by the Asia Pacific Journal of Management.

Luo has published well over 100 articles in major refereed journals in international business and management. He has also authored more than a dozen books and about 100 other publications. His research interests include global corporate strategy, global corporate governance, international joint ventures, and management in emerging economies, among others. His writing on the recent development of business and management in emerging markets, most notably China, is particularly path-breaking and offers a wealth of understanding of this critical context and business activities that are unfolding there.
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