Faculty Research and Achievements

Our faculty have recently published in the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Management Science, Organization Science, and Strategic Management Journal, significantly contributing to the school’s rising rankings. The data speak for themselves.

We are very confident that no other PhD program, in its introduction, will show you the up-to-date, detailed data on the accomplishments of their faculty and students that we are going to show you below. Collecting and reporting such data requires a lot of research and time commitment. But since we claim to be research oriented, we believe it is important to undertake this kind of research about ourselves so that you can judge for yourself whether you want to join us.

The UT Dallas Top 100 North American Rankings of Business Schools based on Research Contributions in Strategic Management Journal, 2010

Rank University Articles Score Country
1
University of Pennsylvania (The Wharton School)
5
3.50
USA
2
New York University (Leonard N. Stern School of Business)
4
2.62
USA
3
Texas A&M University at College Station (Mays Business School)
5
2.42
USA
4
Rice University (Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management)
4
2.33
USA
5
University of Texas at Dallas (Jindal School of Management)
5
1.75
USA
6
University of California at Los Angeles (Anderson School of Management)
3
1.50
USA
7
University of Connecticut (School of Business)
2
1.50
USA
8
University of Minnesota at Twin Cities (Carlson School of Management)
3
1.33
USA
8
Dartmouth College (Tuck School of Business)
3
1.33
USA
8
Pennsylvania State University at University Park (Smeal College of Business)
2
1.33
USA

Source: UT Dallas top 100, search by “journals,” check “Strategic Management Journal,” from “2010” to “2010” (search performed on October 10, 2011). Weighted score refers to the sharing of coauthorship credit—if an article has two coauthors from two institutions, each gets 0.5.

Books

Textbooks authored by School of Management leading faculty are used and studied around the world. Dr. Greg Dess’ Strategic Management (co-authored with T. Lumpkin, M. Eisner, and G. McNamara) is widely used throughout the world, with translations in Chinese, Portuguese, and Serbian, as well as adaptations in Canada and Europe.

As global market leaders, Dr. Mike Peng’s Global Strategy, Global Business, and GLOBAL are used in over 30 countries. They have been translated into Chinese, Portuguese, and Spanish. A European adaptation (International Business, coauthored with K. Meyer) has been launched.

Faculty Honors and Awards

Our world-class IMS/OSIM faculty have won numerous awards and honors:

  • In October 2011, within one week of the naming of our school as the Jindal School of Management, M. Peng was appointed as the first ever Jindal Chair.
  • In September 2011, M. Peng delivered a freshmen enrichment lecture, “Global Business @ UT Dallas,” as a part of the new university initiative to enrich the freshman experience and showcase the research done here. (The lead speaker of the series was Dr. David Daniel, president of UT Dallas.)
  • In July 2011, M. Peng delivered a keynote speech at the Asia Pacific Journal of Management special issue conference at Renmin University, Beijing, China.
  • In December 2010, M. Peng won an Asia Pacific Journal of Management Best Paper Award, Asia Academy of Management, Macau.
  • On December 17, 2010, UT Dallas News Center reported: “Global strategy prof’s paper is a business pacesetter,” reporting M. Peng’s 2009 AMP paper that was identified as a “New Hot Paper” representing the entire field of Business and Economics by ScienceWatch.
  • On November 1, 2010, M. Peng was interviewed by ScienceWatch for his 2009 Academy of Management Perspectives paper (coauthored with three PhD students, S.L. Sun, PhD, 2010; Brian Pinkham, 4th year, 2011-12; Hao Chen, Ph.D., 2011) that was identified as a “New Hot Paper” by citations, because it was cited among the top one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) among all new (less than 2 years old) papers in the entire field of Business and Economics.
  • On June 30, 2010, M. Peng was interviewed by Brasil Econômico (Brazil’s major daily economic and finance newspaper) on his global strategy research.
  • On June 7, 2010, The Economist reported M. Peng and G. Dess’s forthcoming article in the Academy of Management Learning and Education, “In the spirit of scholarship.” The Economist article is: “Should MBA students care about their professors’ research?” In this article, the UTD Top 100 Business School Rankings are mentioned for the first time by The Economist.
  • In April 2010, R. Shah led a student team for the UT Dallas chapter of Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) to win a regional SIFE championship.
  • On April 26, 2010, UT Dallas News Center reported: “Management profs earn Distinguished Scholar Awards.”
  • In March 2010, BOTH G. Dess and M. Peng received the (lifetime) Distinguished Scholar Awards from the Southwestern Academy of Management.
  • In December 2009, G. Dess received an honorary doctorate degree at the University of Bern, Switzerland.
  • In October 2009, M. Peng delivered a keynote speech at the Pacific Region Forum on “China Goes Global” at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • In October 2009, M. Peng delivered a keynote speech at the Harvard Conference on “China Goes Global” at Harvard University Kennedy School of Government.
  • In August 2009, G. Dess (with G. T. Lumpkin) received the Foundational Paper Award at the Second Annual Idea Awards Banquet for their 1996 Academy of Management Review article.
  • In September 2008, our Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, under the leadership of J. Picken, won the 2008 Tech Titans Competition Technology Advocate Award. Sponsored by the Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC), Tech Titans is an annual contest that recognizes local advances in technology.
  • In 2008, G. Dess was ranked the top 36 most cited management scholar for the period 1981-2004, and M. Peng was ranked the top 65 most cited management scholar for the period 2000-2004, according to a study published in the Journal of Management.
  • In 2008, UT Dallas was the 12th highest ranked school worldwide (and the 6th highest ranked in the United States, following Michigan State, Rutgers, Temple, Miami and NYU) in international business research in a study published in the Asia Pacific Journal of Management.
  • In 2008, S. Lee and M. Peng (with Y. Yamakawa, a Ph.D. student) won a prestigious U.S. Small Business Administration Award for the best Babson conference paper on entrepreneurship. The paper is posted at the SBA’s government website at http://www.sba.gov/advo/research/rs326tot.pdf.
  • In 2008, M. Peng was ranked as the 7th most prolific contributor to the Journal of International Business Studies during 1996-2006. E. Tsang was ranked the 3rd most prolific contributor to Management International Review during 1996-2006, according to a study published in the Asia Pacific Journal of Management.
  • In 2007, M. Peng was ranked as the 3rd most prolific contributor and E. Tsang was ranked 4th in the China literature during 2000-2005, according to a study published in the Asia Pacific Journal of Management.
  • In 2007, H. Woldu’s paper, published in the International Journal of Human Resource Management, was voted as one of the “Papers of High Merit” at an Academy of Management meeting in Philadelphia.
  • In 2007, S. Lee’s paper (with K. Oh, a Ph.D. student), published in the Asia Pacific Journal of Management, was profiled by the Economist as a “noteworthy article from business journals.”
  • In 2007, G. Dess received an award as one of the six best reviewers on the editorial board of the Strategic Management Journal.
  • In 2007, E. Tsang received an Outstanding Reviewer Award from the Academy of Management Review.
  • In 2007, G. Dess’s paper on e-business strategies (with G. T. Lumpkin) was recognized as the No. 1 most frequently downloaded paper about organizational dynamics during 2002-2007.
  • In 2006, E. Tsang received an Outstanding Reviewer Award from the Journal of Management Studies.
  • In 2006, S. Lee was nominated as one of the three Next Generation Scholars at the JIBS/AIB Frontiers Conference in San Diego.
  • In 2006, M. Peng was found to be one of the top eight global strategy scholars who excel in both quantity and quality (as measured by citations), according to a study published in the Journal of International Management.
  • In 2006, M. Peng won the (lifetime) Distinguished Scholarly Contribution Award at the International Association of Chinese Management Research meeting in Nanjing.
  • In 2006, J. Salk won the JIBS/AIB Decade Award based on Lyles and Salk (1996 JIBS) at the AIB meeting in Beijing.
  • In 2004, G. Dess’s paper on real options (with J. Janney) was one of the finalists for the Best Paper of the Year award in the Academy of Management Executive.
  • Between 2003 and 2009, M. Peng was the principal investigator of a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER grant. At $423,000, this was reportedly the largest grant the NSF has awarded to a business school faculty member (at the time of the award). He carried more than half of this funding from Ohio State when he joined UTD faculty in 2005.
  • In 2000, G. Dess became a charter member of the Academy of Management Journal’s Hall of Fame.

IMS/OSIM faculty members are also active in leadership positions in the field. During 2007-09, M. Peng served as Editor-in-Chief of the Asia Pacific Journal of Management. As the first Editor-in-Chief appointed outside Asia in the 25-year history of the journal, M. Peng managed the doubling of submission numbers and the successful bid to gain entry into the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI). APJM’s first citation impact for 2010 was 3.355, which ranked it as the top 18 among 140 management journals.

The school’s faculty members are not only acknowledged and respected externally, they are also highly valued at UT Dallas. G. Dess holds the Andrew Cecil Chair in Management. M. Peng is the first holder of the O. P. Jindal Chair and the Provost’s Distinguished Professor of Global Strategy and serves as the executive director of the School of Management’s Center for Global Business. J. Picken serves as the executive director for the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UT Dallas.