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Last modified: Thursday, September 2, 2010

IU's Kelley School of Business ranked No. 1 in entrepreneurship research for second year in a row

Sept. 2, 2010

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University's Kelley School of Business has achieved another top ranking for entrepreneurship. In the just-released 2010 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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This is the second 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 -- The 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.

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

"Research is the heart and soul of all of our disciplines at the Kelley School. This top research ranking is another validation that we have the very best entrepreneurship faculty teaching our students," said Dan Smith, dean of the Kelley School of Business.

"Achieving this No. 1 ranking for the second consecutive year is a reflection of the top quality research team we have in entrepreneurship at Indiana University. I am indeed proud to be part of this 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.