The Debbie and Jerry Ivy College of Business is home to some of the best researchers in the world according to a recent study.

Stanford University researcher John Ioannidis and his colleagues compiled Scopus citation data from over 8 million researchers in 176 academic fields (1996-2019). In their study, published in PLoS Biology in October 2020, they identified the top 2 percent of most cited researchers in each individual area. Five Ivy College of Business faculty are among them.

The Ivy researchers include:

  • Pat Daugherty, the Debbie and Jerry Ivy Chair in Business and professor of supply chain management, was listed for the business and management field.
  • Joey George, ISU Distinguished Professor in Business, professor of information systems and business analytics, and associate dean for research (pictured above).
  • G. Premkumar (information systems faculty from 1989 until his death in 2007).
  • Yoshi Suzuki, Land O’Lakes, Inc. Endowed Professor in Supply Chain Management, was listed for logistics and transportation.
  • Tony Townsend, associate professor of information systems and business analytics.

In addition, the study also identified the top 1.25 percent most cited researchers in the world. Three of those five Ivy faculty are also included on that list: Daugherty, George, and Premkumar.

“It’s always satisfying when Ivy’s global reputation in business scholarship is validated by an outside source, in this case an analysis of Scopus citations,” George said.

Daugherty also expressed her excitement.

“I’ve been lucky to be able to choose topics that are business-relevant and that I like. Support from the Ivy College of Business and collaboration with great co-authors has really helped. The external recognition is a bonus,” she said.