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Strategic Management Professor Frank Rothaermel is one of the most frequently cited economics/business researchers worldwide.
Strategic Management Professor Frank Rothaermel is one of the most frequently cited economics/business researchers worldwide.

Professor Rothaermel Named Among Most Influential Business Researchers Worldwide

Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business Professor Frank Rothaermel was named among the top 96 faculty members worldwide in the category Economics and Business by Thomson Reuters.

For the publication The Most Influential Scientific Minds: 2014, Thomson Reuters analyzed citation data from 2002-2012 from its Web of Science and InCites platforms to determine which researchers have produced work that is most frequently acknowledged by peers.

According to Thomson Reuters, “The identification of these individuals is rooted in the collective, objective opinions of the scientific community. Fellow scientists, through their citations, give credit to these people and their work. Everyone acknowledged in this book is a person of influence in the sciences and social sciences. They are people who are on the cutting edge of their fields.”

Rothaermel, who holds the Russell and Nancy McDonough Chair and leads Scheller’s strategic management faculty area, has published more than 25 papers in leading journals such as Organization Science, the Academy of Management Review, and Academy of Management Journal.

To inform his research, which focuses on strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship, Rothaermel has conducted extensive field work and executive training with leading corporations such as Amgen, Daimler, Eli Lilly, Equifax, GE Energy, Kimberly-Clark, Microsoft, McKesson, and NCR, among others.

In addition to Rothaermel, 14 faculty members in other Colleges at Georgia Institute of Technology were recognized in the Most Influential Scientific Minds publication, which lists approximately 3,200 researchers in 21 broad fields.

In the Economics and Business category, the 96 researchers are listed alphabetically instead of being ranked numerically.

Thomson Reuters is a multinational media firm, providing information for businesses and professionals.

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