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Ivey professors achieve global ranking for research

Apr 9, 2021

Ivey professors on the global ranking (top, l-r) Tima Bansal, Paul Beamish, Mary Crossan, the late Jane Howell; (bottom, l-r) Robert Klassen, Alison Konrad, Klaus Meyer, Simon Parker, Stephan Vachon

(Top, l-r) Tima Bansal, Paul Beamish, Mary Crossan, the late Jane Howell; (bottom, l-r) Robert Klassen, Alison Konrad, Klaus Meyer, Simon Parker, Stephan Vachon.

Story updated on April 9. A previous version reported eight faculty members.

Nine Ivey professors are among the world’s most widely cited researchers, according to a global list representing the top two per cent of the most cited scientists in various disciplines.

The database, created by a Stanford University team, was published as a Formal Comment in PLOS Biology and is based on a standardized citation ranking that includes 22 scientific fields, 176 sub-fields, and more than 150,000 individuals. The database can be downloaded here.

The Ivey professors on the list are:

  • Professor Tima Bansal, General Management, Sustainability and Strategy, and Canada Research Chair in Business Sustainability. Bansal’s research targets the interplay between business strategy and sustainability;
  • Professor Paul Beamish, HBA ’76, PhD ’84, International Business & General Management, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Beamish’s work is in the areas of international management, strategic management, and joint ventures and alliances;
  • Professor Mary Crossan, MBA ’85, PhD ’91, General Management & Strategy, and a Western Distinguished University Professor. Crossan’s research focuses on organizational learning, strategy, leadership character improvisation, and management practice;
  • The late Professor Jane Howell, Organizational Behaviour, J. Allyn Taylor & Arthur H. Mingay Chair in Leadership. Howell's research looks at executive leadership;
  • Professor Robert Klassen, MBA ’89, Operations Management & Sustainability, and a Western University Faculty Scholar. Klassen’s research interests explore the linkages between operations and sustainability;
  • Professor Alison Konrad, Organizational Behaviour, and the Corus Entertainment Chair in Women in Management. Konrad’s research centres on gender and diversity in organizations;
  • Professor Klaus Meyer, International Business, and the William G. Davis Chair in International Trade. Meyer’s work investigates the strategies of multinational enterprises in and from emerging economies;
  • Professor Simon Parker, Entrepreneurship, J. Allyn Taylor/Arthur H. Mingay Chair in Entrepreneurship. Parker’s work focuses on the challenges and strategies associated with internet-based startups, including their use of social media; and,
  • Associate Professor Stephan Vachon, PhD ’03, Operations Management. Vachon’s research interests include supply chain management, environmental management, and energy management.