Walton College has top researchers, according to Research.com

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Varun Grover, George & Boyce Billingsley Endowed Chair and Emeritus Professor in the Department of Information Systems at the Sam M. Walton College of Business, is ranked among the world’s top scientists.

A recent ranking by Research.com showed that the Sam M. Walton College of Business has some of the best researchers in the country and the world.

Seven scholars were on the distinguished list, including Varun Grover, George & Boyce Billingsley Endowed Chair and Distinguished Professor in the Department of Information Systems, who was ranked the 23rd best business and management scientist in the world and 15th in the country for 2021.

Grover also holds an H-index of 88, indicating that his publications are widely cited by other researchers in his field.

“These prestigious rankings reflect the influence our top researchers have in shaping business research around the world. It demonstrates that our most accomplished scholars are true thought leaders,” said Alan Ellstrand, Associate Dean for Programs and Research at Walton College. “When we say we have world-renowned teachers, we really mean it!”

Research.com, an academic researcher support platform, ranks the top business and computer scientists each year based on their Google Scholar H index and citation count.

Other highly cited Walton College researchers include:

  • Mary Lacityprofessor of information systems and director of the Blockchain Center of Excellence, Department of Information Systems, ranks 130th in the United States and holds an H-index of 55.
  • Scottish BurtonDistinguished Professor, Department of Marketing, ranks 134th in the United States and holds an H-index of 54.
  • Rajiv SabherwalProfessor Emeritus, Edwin & Karlee Bradberry Chair and Chair of the Department of Information Systems, ranks 280th in the United States and has an H-index of 41.
  • Vern RichardsonEmeritus Professor of Accounting and holder of the W. Glezen Chair of the William Dillard Accounting Department, holds an H-index of 33.
  • Remko van HoekClinical Professor and Executive Director of the CSCMP Supply Chain Hall of Fame, Department of Supply Chain Management, holds an H-index of 32.
  • Matt WallerDean of Walton College, Sam M. Walton Chair in Leadership and Professor of Supply Chain, holds an H-index of 31.

The H index measures the scientific impact of an author. It indicates how often an author/researcher’s work is cited by others in professional journals. It also reflects the volume of published research produced. A high H-index indicates that the researcher’s research has been well received by academic researchers in his or her field.

About the University of Arkansas: As Arkansas’ flagship institution, the U of A offers an internationally competitive education in more than 200 academic programs. Founded in 1871, the U of A contributes more than $2.2 billion for Arkansas’ economy through the teaching of new knowledge and skills, entrepreneurship and employment development, discovery through research and creative activity while providing training in professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation ranks the U of A among the top 3% of colleges and universities in the United States with the highest level of research activity. US news and world report ranks the U of A among the top public universities in the nation. Find out how the U of A is working to build a better world in Arkansas Research News.

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