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Rensselaer Listed on World's Top Innovation Management Scholars and Universities List



A recent article in the Journal of Product Innovation Management recognized Professor Gina O'Connor and Rensselaer on it's lists of the World's Top Management Scholars and Universities. The article, “Perspective: Ranking of the World’s Top Innovation Management Scholars and Universities,” authored by Pianpian Yang and Lei Tao of the Management School at Xi’an Jiaotong University in Shaanxi, China, ranks authors based on the number of articles they have published in two leading innovation management journals and eight top management and marketing journals during past 20 years (1991–2010). It also ranks 625 universities, "in terms of their current faculty research capabilities in the field of innovation management." 

Professor Gina O’Connor was listed as one of the World’s Top Innovation Management Scholars, #16 jointly with Robert Veryzer, and #25 individually. Professor O’Connor’s work, alone and joint with Veryzer and other colleagues, is about the management processes associated with breakthrough or radical innovation in large established companies. The Radical Innovation Research program has been ongoing at Rennselaer’s Lally School since 1995.  It has produced two books and numerous scholarly papers authored by a number of faculty in the Lally School.  Rensselear Polytechnic Institute was also ranked, coming in at #19 on the list of the World’s Top Management Universities.

Yang and Tao's article is rooted in Jeffrey Thieme’s article “The World’s Top Innovation Management Scholars and Their Social Capital,” published in 2007 in the Journal of Product Innovation Management, which also noted both O'Connor and Rensselaer.

Yang, P. & Tao, L. (2012). "Perspective: Ranking of the World’s Top Innovation Management Scholars and Universities." Journal of Product Innovation Management,29(2):319–331. DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-5885.2011.00898.x

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