Department of Management ranks among nation’s best for research productivity

Department of Management ranks among nation’s best for research productivity

The Department of Management at the Terry College of Business ranked in the top 10 for research productivity for 2017. The department ranked No. 8 out of 150 U.S. business schools and was the second most productive when the size of the department’s faculty was taken into account. 

Compiled by scholars at Texas A&M and the University of Georgia, the TAMUGA rankings have followed the same methodology for the past 15 years, aggregating articles published in the eight top-tier management research journals written by faculty in departments of management from U.S. business schools.

“Publishing papers in the leading management journals directly speaks to the quality of research that our faculty are conducting,” said Robert Vandenberg, head of the Department of Management and the Robert O. Arnold Professor of Business. “Their collegiality and support of one another is remarkable, and the result is an unparalleled level of scholarship that is of interest to academics and informs business practices.”

The TAMUGA rankings also provide metrics for the total number of papers published over the past five years. In those rankings, the Terry Department of Management ranked No. 13 and was the third most productive when faculty size was considered.

The TAMUGA rankings include the 150 most productive management departments in the country, though the number of schools included can vary due to ties in the rankings. The eight journals included in the ranking are: Academy of Management JournalAcademy of Management ReviewAdministrative Science QuarterlyJournal of Applied PsychologyStrategic Management JournalOrganization SciencePersonnel Psychology, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.

The team compiling the rankings ensured that the authors were management faculty based on university affiliation provided in the article or online directories. Publications from faculty in industrial/organizational psychology were not included, nor were publications from faculty in labor and industrial relations. Similarly, publications from other business school faculty–such as marketing, accounting or information systems–were not included.

The TAMUGA Rankings of Management Department Research Productivity are available at