Warrington’s Management faculty No. 1 in research productivity

Gainesville, Fla. – The University of Florida’s Management faculty was ranked #1 in the U.S. in a newly released study of faculty research productivity. Other schools rounding out the top ten were Michigan State, Texas A & M University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Maryland, Harvard, Penn State, Michigan, Texas (Austin), and Northwestern.

In a joint study by Texas A & M University and the University of Florida, the research productivity of management departments of members of the Association of American Universities (AAU) were analyzed for research published in the top management journals during 2003 – 2006, separately and combined. The top eight management journals are:
• Academy of Management Journal
• Academy of Management Review
• Administrative Science Quarterly
• Journal of Applied Psychology
• Organization Science
• Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes
• Personnel Psychology
• Strategic Management Journal

“Given that we are the smallest management department in the top 10, it’s especially gratifying for our department to be at the top of a very competitive list,” said Timothy Judge, Matherly-McKethan Eminent Scholar and one of the study’s lead authors.

The universities were chosen for analysis based on whether they are members of the Association of American Universities (AAU). The AAU represents the 62 most prominent research universities in North America.

Data were not adjusted for faculty size and only one affiliation per article was counted (an article by two or more authors from the same university was counted only once). The analysis included only management departments; psychology departments, industrial relations centers, etc. were excluded.