Herman Aguinis, Avram Tucker Distinguished Scholar and professor of management, ranks among the top .01 percent of most influential researchers in business and economics, according to a research paper published in the journal Scientometrics.
The Scientometrics study analyzed the most highly cited articles in the fields of business and economics published between 2004 and 2015. Dr. Aguinis was ranked 34th out of about 500,000 researchers around the world on the basis how many times his research has been cited by others.
The list is topped by James Heckman from the University of Chicago, one of the two 2000 Nobel laureates in economics. Other management professors on the list include Kathleen Eisenhardt from Stanford and Adam Grant from Wharton.
The study was conducted using the Essential Science Indicators database, one of the most important tools in the world to evaluate the influence of researchers and universities. It includes more than 10 million articles published in more than 12,000 journals.