BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business is again No. 1 in the 2019 World Rankings for Entrepreneurship Productivity, which examined research in the discipline at nearly 500 colleges and universities worldwide.
Kelley has consistently been at the top of these rankings, which come out every five years.
Between 2014 and 2018, the Neely Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Texas Christian University tracked research articles in three top entrepreneurship journals — Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Journal of Business Venturing and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice.
The rankings – established 10 years ago — are based on the number of published articles in these publications, which also are among the Financial Times’ overall list of 50 leading business journals.
As in the past, research activity by faculty in Kelley’s Department of Management and Entrepreneurship far outpaced those at other universities. The 37 articles published by Kelley faculty nearly doubled the number of articles by professors at Imperial College London, who published 21 articles.
Syracuse University was ranked third, followed by three schools tied for fourth – the University of Alberta and HEC Montreal and Oklahoma State University.
Donald F. Kuratko, the Jack M. Gill Chair of Entrepreneurship and executive director of the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, noted the rapid growth in the number of entrepreneurship programs over the last decade.
When the World Rankings for Entrepreneurship Productivity Rankings were created, it measured research activity at 150 schools, fewer than a third of the number of programs that exist today. Kuratko said it’s gratifying to stay No. 1 in a more competitive environment.
“Even amidst that enormous growth on schools, Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business maintains the No. 1 ranking solidifying its global reputation as the very best in entrepreneurship research. This is a huge tribute to the quality of our entrepreneurship faculty,” Kuratko said.
In October 2017, a similar 12-year longitudinal study of entrepreneurial research impact was published in the Journal of Small Business Management and also ranked Kelley No. 1.
The new world ranking also follows U.S. News’ recent survey of graduate entrepreneurship programs, which placed Kelley No. 8 overall and third among public universities, maintaining its top presence at the graduate level for the 13th consecutive year.