A ranking of international business schools that made its debut in 2006 has rated the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia as the leader in Canada, and among the best in the world, for business and management research.
January statistics released from the Social Science Research Network (www.ssrn.com), the leading repository of business and management research papers, indicate that based on research downloads, Sauder ranked first in Canada, and eighth out of more than 600 international business schools, not including U.S. schools (U.S. schools are ranked separately by the online database).
Among Canadian business schools, Sauder is the leading recipient of research grants. In 2006, Sauder garnered $1,088,220 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and $532,000 from The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) in new grant funds. As well, Sauder outperforms other Canadian business schools in the number of research articles published in academic journals.
“The level of research and the quality of research that is done at this school surpasses that of any other business school in the country,” said Robert Helsley, Sauder School of Business Senior Associate Dean, Faculty and Research.
“This tremendous ranking for Sauder is a testament to the business research community that thrives here,” said Daniel F. Muzyka, Dean of the Sauder School of Business. “Through teaching and publication, Sauder’s faculty is committed to excellence on all fronts.”
Muzyka says the school’s ranking underscores the role its faculty plays in producing leading business research in Canada. Research conducted at Sauder covers the entire business spectrum, from issues such as environmental economics to income trusts and mutual funds, and from airport/airline management to workplace psychology.
The SSRN Top Business Schools rankings measure the scholarly impact of the authors currently affiliated with business schools. The Sauder School of Business ranked first in Canada in each monthly SSRN update during 2006.
SSRN is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences.
Since its founding in 1994 by financial economist Michael Jensen, the U.S.-based SSRN has grown in importance to the academic community. The SSRN library consists of a database containing abstracts on more than 138,400 scholarly papers and forthcoming papers, and an electronic paper collection currently containing over 108,500 downloadable full text documents.
UBC’s Sauder School of Business is Canada’s leading academic business school. Recognized globally for its contributions to management practice through innovative research and teaching, the school is dedicated to opening worlds of opportunities for its students, alumni and associated communities.
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