Syracuse University and the Whitman School were No. 3 in the TCU Global University Entrepreneurship Research Productivity Rankings. The rankings are created by reviewing universities around the world that are continually conducting research that impacts the future of business innovation. Launched in 2009 by the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University, the TCU Global University Entrepreneurship Research Productivity Rankings track research articles in entrepreneurship journals according to authorship and university affiliation. The list is the only research-focused ranking of entrepreneurial programs.
Syracuse University and the Whitman School were ranked based on publications by its faculty in three of the top-entrepreneurship journal—the Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal—over five years, from 2017-2021.
The data for this ranking is not adjusted for faculty size. All counts are made at the university level; thus, differentiations are not made between departments or other units. Only one affiliation per article is counted.
According to TCU, research productivity is an important indicator of whether an entrepreneurship program follows an evidenced-based approach and demonstrates thought leadership in the discipline.
Professor Johan Wiklund, the Al Berg Chair and professor of entrepreneurship at the Whitman School, says, “We are extremely grateful to have our research productivity at Syracuse University and in the Whitman School validated by this ranking. The ranking shares that we are truly thought leaders in this area and our programs are based on real-world projects and teaching.”