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Baylor Entrepreneurship Ranks 11th in the 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Research Productivity Rankings

April 12, 2019

By Caroline Mitchell

The Department of Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation in the Hankamer School of Business ranked 11th in the world out of 497 schools in the recently released 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Research Productivity Rankings.

These rankings are compiled by the TCU Neeley Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation which tracks the number of published research articles for the past five years in premier entrepreneurship journals Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Business Venturing and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. TCU examines these journals to tally how many people from entrepreneurship departments around the world are published and uses these numbers as a rudimentary measure of productivity. According to an email from Keith Hmieleski, professor of Entrepreneurship at the Neeley School of Business, “the development of the entrepreneurship research productivity rankings were motivated by the fact that, due to the interdisciplinary nature of entrepreneurship, the discipline’s premier journals have not been included in rankings developed around older and more siloed areas of business research.”

“Our goal is to always publish at the highest level that we can with all of our work,” Matthew Wood, chairman of the Department of Entrepreneurship and Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship in the Hankamer School of Business, said.

Baylor’s entrepreneurship faculty had 14 published articles in these journals which tied the program with Texas A&M’s McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship for 11th. The rankings are not adjusted per-capita and are based solely on number of publications in the respective journals. Baylor’s entrepreneurship department is relatively small in terms of faculty compared to some of the larger research institutions.

“Ranking this against schools with much larger departments says a lot about the productivity of the faculty here,” Wood said.

Baylor was recently ranked No. 6 by the Princeton Review and No. 15 by the U.S. News & World Report for top best undergraduate entrepreneurship programs. Combining these rankings with the productivity rankings is a great indicator that the professors in the entrepreneurship department are capable of publishing well along with exceeding in the classroom.

“These rankings are proof that teaching well in the classroom and doing research can complement each other,” Wood said.

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