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Last modified: Wednesday, May 6, 2009

IU's Kelley School of Business ranked first in entrepreneurship research

May 6, 2009

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University's Kelley School of Business has achieved another top ranking for entrepreneurship. In the just-released 2009 World Rankings for Entrepreneurship Productivity, Kelley's Department of Management and Entrepreneurship received the No. 1 ranking among 150 schools worldwide in the study.

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Patterned after a standard method of management journal productivity by scholars established by Texas A&M University and University of Florida, researchers at Texas Christian University (TCU) developed a World Ranking for University Entrepreneurship Productivity based on scholarly publications.

The three top entrepreneurship journals -- Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal -- were used as the impact journals to be studied. The rankings were established by a simple count of published journal articles by faculty from the various universities across the globe.

Kelley's top ranking far outdistanced the nearest challenger by doubling its total number of published journal articles.

"Research is the heart and soul of any discipline and the true testament of a program is the research productivity of its faculty. This ranking is another validation of the quality of entrepreneurship faculty that we have at the Kelley School of Business," said Dan Smith, the school's dean.

"This achievement is a reflection of the quality research team we have in entrepreneurship at Indiana University. I am proud of our incredible entrepreneurship team," added Donald F. Kuratko, the Jack M. Gill Chair of Entrepreneurship and executive director of the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the Kelley School.