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Management Professor is World's No. 1 International Business Scholar; University Ranked No. 2 in the World

February 21, 2012
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  Yadong Luo

Yadong Luo, Emery Findley Distinguished Chair and professor of management, is the world's foremost international business scholar according to the results of a study recently published in the Management International Review. The same research article ranks the University of Miami No. 2 in the world for international business research.

The findings are based on an examination of approximately 1,100 academic articles published between 2001 and 2009 in international business journals deemed to be the world's best by the researchers. The journals in the study included Management International Review, the Journal of International Business Studies, and the Journal of World Business. With 24 articles published during that period, Luo is ranked No. 1 on the list of the top 25 scholars from around the world. The study also found that Luo was the only scholar to be ranked in the top 10 for the number of articles in all three of the top journals.

With 30 faculty members authoring or co-authoring published articles, the University of Miami is ranked No. 9 among the world’s top 25 institutions. However, when the rankings are adjusted to account for articles that have more than one author, UM is ranked No. 2 in the world. In the conclusion of the article, the authors note that “…the inclusion of total and adjusted scores of faculty members as authors of IB (international business) publications has enabled providing a relatively more complete picture of scholarly productivity across numerous institutions around the world.”

Luo has published well over 100 articles in major referred 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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