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Last modified: Tuesday, August 30, 2011

IU's Kelley School of Business ranked No. 1 in entrepreneurship research for third consecutive year

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Aug. 30, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University's Kelley School of Business has achieved another top global ranking for entrepreneurship.

Kelley School of Business

IU's Kelley School of Business

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In the just-released 2011 World Rankings for Entrepreneurship Productivity, Kelley's Department of Management and Entrepreneurship received the No. 1 ranking among 150 schools worldwide in the study. This is the third consecutive year that the Kelley School has achieved the top ranking.

Patterned after a standard method of management journal productivity by scholars established by Texas A&M University and the 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.

As in the past, Kelley's top entrepreneurship faculty far outdistanced the nearest challenger by almost doubling its total number of published journal articles.

Donald F. Kuratko

Donald F. Kuratko

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"As our research faculty in all of our disciplines at the Kelley School continue to advance their fields, it is always gratifying to achieve external recognition for superior performance. Having our entrepreneurship faculty achieve this No. 1 ranking for the third consecutive year validates the quality and impact of these scholars globally," said Dan Smith, dean of the Kelley School.

"Achieving this No. 1 ranking for the third consecutive year is a tribute to our entire research team in entrepreneurship at Indiana University," added Donald F. Kuratko, the Jack M. Gill Chair of Entrepreneurship and executive director of the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Kelley School.

Learn more about the Kelley School's Department of Management and Entrepreneurship at http://kelley.iu.edu/management/ and about the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at http://www.kelley.iu.edu/jcei/.