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International Business Institute

Research

One of the most important roles for any business school is the generation of intellectual capital – the continuous development of new insights and new models for the discovery of best practices that have direct relevance to managers today. Schools that deliver cutting edge research not only provide real value to the academic community but also ensure that their programs are consistently renewed with new insights, which have a direct effect on the business community.

At Ivey our leading-edge research develops new insights, models, and managerial best practices, which inform the global operations of firms from developed and developing regions. Key research themes include Entry Mode, Foreign Direct Investment, Cross Cultural Management and International Joint Ventures and Alliances and International Finance. Geographical coverage is global.

Ivey has a history of research excellence in international business. The following list shows the school’s placement is various academic studies that rank research productivity and impact.

  • 2020: Management International Review ranked Ivey (Western University) in third place among 847 institutions for International Business research output for 2001-2015.

  • 2017: Journal of International Business Studies named Ivey (University of Western Ontario) as tied for sixth in its ranking of Top Contributing Universities between 1970-2016. The same article named Ivey faculty Professors Paul Beamish tied for fifth and Professor Klaus Meyer (tied for eighteenth) among its Top 25 Most Published Authors.

  • 2014: Management International Review ranked Ivey eighth in the world and fifth in North America among International Business programs for weighted normalized citations. The article named Ivey Professors Paul Beamish in fifth and Klaus Meyer in twelfth place in the author ranking.

  • 2010: International Business Review listed Ivey (University of Western Ontario) in fifth place among its worldwide ranking of institutional and faculty productivity in the International Business field. The article named Professor Paul Beamish as second in its list of most productive International Business scholars worldwide.

  • 2003: Journal of International Management named Ivey (University of Western Ontario) as first in its ranking of institutions contributing to International Strategic Management research. The article named Ivey Professor Paul Beamish as the third most productive scholar in the study.

  • 1997: Journal of International Management placed Ivey (University of Western Ontario) first among its ranking of institutions contributing to International Strategic Management research between 1986-1995. The article named Ivey Professor Paul Beamish as the third most productive scholar.