Four Belk College Researchers Among World’s Top 2%

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021
The list evaluated and ranked approximately 7 million scientists across more than 20 disciplines.

A recent Stanford University study placed four faculty researchers from UNC Charlotte’s Belk College of Business among the top 2% of scientists in the world.

The report, first published in PLOS Biology Journal, evaluated and ranked approximately 7 million scientists across more than 20 disciplines from 1965-2019. Based on a series of metrics, including the career-long citation impact of their published research, the database is among the most comprehensive global faculty-evaluation resources ever produced. 

In all, 41 UNC Charlotte faculty are featured.  

Below are profiles and the numbers behind the Belk College’s researchers who rank among the top 2%.

Franz W. Kellermanns, Department of Management
Number of papers: 126
First published: 2004
Field of Research: Business and Management
Rank in field: 616

Moutaz Khouja, Department of Business Information Systems and Operations Management (BISOM)
Number of papers: 93
First published: 1991
Field of Research: Operations Research
Rank within field: 93

Dongsong Zhang, BISOM
Number of papers: 115
First published: 2000
Field of Research: Information Systems
Rank within field: 186

Lina Zhou, BISOM
Number of papers: 123
First published: 2002
Field of Research: Information Systems
Rank in field: 174

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