UConn Management Professors among the Most Prolific Researchers in the Nation

Professor John Mathieu, Management Department. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Professor John Mathieu, Management Department. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

The Management Department at the University of Connecticut is one of the most productive among universities from across the country.

Based on the last five years of publishing in eight top-tier, peer-reviewed management journals, and taking into account number of faculty per department, the UConn management professors rank No. 17 in the nation. That puts them in the top 10 percent of all universities.

Equally impressive is that the UConn management professors are ranked first in New England, having the highest productivity rates of any public or private university in the region.

The statistics were compiled by TAMUGA Rankings, prepared by Texas A&M/University of Georgia.

“The UConn management faculty are among the most highly regarded scholars in the nation, and are considered thought-leaders among their peers,” said Lucy Gilson, head of the department.

“For our students, the ability to learn from professors who are continually breaking new ground in the field is an exciting opportunity and one of the many characteristics that distinguishes a UConn education,” she added.

While the rankings are based on top-tier academic publications, the research conducted by the management faculty also has an impact on organizations ranging from NASA to local family-owned businesses, Gilson said.

UConn management faculty’s publication rate outpaced those of many well-known universities including Michigan, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, MIT, and Harvard. Researchers had their work appear in prominent journals including: The Academy of Management, Organization Studies, Strategic Management Journal and others.