June 11, 2020

Haskayne School of Business dramatically improves research rankings in past five years

Haskayne researchers have banner year for top journal publications in 2019

Twenty-one research universities across Canada were analyzed for publication rates in top-tier journals. The result? The Haskayne School of Business has made a substantial improvement in its research rank in Canada over the last five years.

The school improved from 11th in 2015 to fifth in 2019, based on total number of articles in Eyes High Star journals. This demonstrates the strides Haskayne is making toward its strategic goal of increasing its contribution to the global academic discourse.

“As a young business school, it is pleasing to see our growing and mighty team of researchers making a big impact with continual improvement on the elite Eyes High Star list,” says Dr. Jim Dewald, dean of the Haskayne School of Business. “The University of Calgary is one of Canada’s top comprehensive research universities and the Haskayne School of Business is proud to contribute to our drive to be in the top tier of research in Canada.”

Canadian business school rankings on Eyes High Star Journal list

Canadian business school rankings on Eyes High Star Journal list

The Haskayne School of Business analyzed Scopus data for the past five years to see how it, and other business schools across the country, have measured on the basis of the Eyes High Journal List, the Eyes High Star Journal List and the Financial Times 50 Journal List.

Developed by the Haskayne School of Business, the Eyes High Journal List comprises 63 high-impact journals across business and management studies. This list provides guidance to Haskayne faculty regarding journals to strive to publish in to move the faculty's research priorities forward. Thirty-five of the 63 journals on the Eyes High Journal List are considered to be elite and further designated as Eyes High Star journals. The FT50 Journal List has 50 academic and practitioner journals the Financial Times uses to evaluate research scores for its annual rankings of business schools.

To provide a second form of ranking, the publication counts for each journal list were weighted according to the number of PhD faculty at each business school. The Haskayne School of Business came in fourth on all three of these breakdowns, coming in after the University of Toronto – Rotman School of Management; McGill University – Desautels School of Management; and University of British Columbia – Sauder School of Business. Further tests of the methodology for these rankings showed that some schools would benefit from detailed manual analysis as their faculty data was not clearly itemized in Scopus.

Canadian business school rankings weighted for PhD faculty size

Canadian business school rankings weighted for PhD faculty size

“We are elated to see these results and are proud of our researchers for their commitment to leading business research,” says Dr. Yrjo Koskinen, associate dean research, Haskayne School of Business. “We have established our Eyes High Journal list in light of the Haskayne School of Business’s research priorities, and our faculty rose to the challenge of targeting these publications.”