WirtschaftsWoche ranking of the most productive business researchers 2022

In the current WirtschaftsWoche ranking of the most research-intensive business economists in the German-speaking world, Prof. Dr. Maik Hammerschmidt, Chair of Marketing and Innovation Management, is among the top 250 of more than 3,600 people included in the ranking. This ranking is based on the scientific publications of the last five years.

Prof. Dr. Lutz M. Kolbe, Chair of Information Management, is in 194th place in the ranking for lifetime achievement, which includes the publication data of more than 4,500 academics.

Furthermore, Prof. Dr. Simon Trang (37th) and Prof. Dr. Manuel Trenz (59th) are among the most research-intensive business economists under the age of 40. Simon Trang is an assistant professor for information security and compliance. Manuel Trenz heads the professorship for Interorganisational Information Systems at the Faculty of Business and Economics. For the U40 ranking, the publication data of 500 researchers were examined.

The rankings cover the publications of business economists working at chairs, Fraunhofer and Max Planck Institutes in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (including post-docs and assistant professors). The data source is the bibliometric web portal Research Monitoring, which is operated by the KOF Economic Research Institute at ETH Zurich.

All scientific articles published in around 860 business studies journals in the five-year period from 2018 to 2022 inclusive are taken into account. The lifetime achievement ranking takes into account all articles ever published, the young economists ranking all publications by researchers who were not yet 40 years old on the cut-off date (1 August 2022). Depending on the reputation of the journals, the researchers receive a graduated point value for each paper. The weighting is based on the journal ranking of the Association of University Professors of Business Administration. The ranking examines only scientific excellence, but not the equally important skills in teaching and training.