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Foster School ranks 8th nationally in management research productivity

The University of Washington Foster School of Business has the 8th most productive management research faculty in North America, according to a joint study out of Texas A&M University and the University of Florida.

The annual “Management Department Productivity Rankings” 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 the year 2012, faculty in the Foster School’s Department of Management & Organization published 14 papers in top management journals. This includes three in the Academy of Management Journal, two in the Academy of Management Review, three in the Journal of Applied Psychology, three in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and three in the Strategic Management Journal.

The study’s authors note that this productivity ranking measures pure numbers of publications in top journals. There is no adjustment for size of research faculty at a given school (putting smaller faculties, such as the Foster School’s, at a disadvantage). Only management departments are included in the ranking, and only one school affiliation per article is counted.

The eight management journals included in the ranking are: Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organization Science, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Personnel Psychology, Strategic Management Journal.

In an aggregate of the past five years of Management Department Productivity Rankings, the Foster School is listed 16th in North America.

Top 10 in Management Research Productivity (2012)

1  University of Michigan (20 publications)
2  University of Pennsylvania (18)
3  Harvard University (17)
University of Maryland (17)
5  Michigan State University (16)
6  Arizona State University (15)
Pennsylvania State University (15)
8  University of Minnesota (14)
University of Washington (14)
10  New York University (11)
Washington University (11)