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Faculty Members Rank among the World’s Top 2% Scientists by Citation_4
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Faculty Members Rank among the World’s Top 2% Scientists by Citation

Ten members of PolyU’s Faculty of Business are among the world’s top 2% of scientists in their main disciplines for career-long citation impact (Baas et al., 2021). Nine of them are current faculty members in the School of Accounting and Finance (AF), Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies (LMS), and Department of Management and Marketing (MM). Tracking seven million scientists worldwide, the study has identified about 186,000 top 2% of scientists, among whom 195 are PolyU academics.

The database contains the career-long data updated to citation year 2020. The latest dataset is based on the 1 August 2021 snapshot from Scopus.


PolyU’s Faculty of Business Top 2% Scientists

* The ranks are based on a composite score with self-citations excluded. The numbers in the brackets represent the ranks of the staff among the 195 PolyU scientists listed in the study.
# Former faculty member.

Baas, J., Boyack, K.W. and Ioannidis, J.P.A. (2021) August 2021 data-update for “Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators”. Mendeley Data. Available at:



Business and Economics at PolyU Ranks 25th in the World and First in Hong Kong

Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2022 by Subject: Business and Economics show that PolyU ranks 25th in the world and first in Hong Kong.

Source: Communications and Public Affairs Office at PolyU

The rankings cover the three areas of Business and Management, Accounting and Finance, and Economics and econometrics. They employ 13 performance indicators under the five categories of Teaching: the learning environment; Research: volume, income and reputation; Citations: research influence; International outlook: staff, students and research; and Industry income: innovation.

Faculty Wins WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award

The Faculty is the Asia Pacific region winner of the 2021 WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award. The award was presented at the AACSB Asia Pacific Annual Conference on 17 November 2021.PolyU Faculty of Businessis also the first award recipient in Hong Kong.

The WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award recognizes rising business schools in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region that demonstrate innovation and research excellence. It is also aimed at elevating the visibility of impact-focused research and the institutions that conduct such research.


“A key source of knowledge, research underpins our innovation-driven education and expert consultancy,” said Faculty Dean Professor Edwin Cheng. “PolyU Business School is delighted to receive this year’s Innovation Award and grateful to WRDS and SSRN for their recognition. Through our various research and specialist centres for Belt and Road development, branding and marketing, FinTech, leadership and innovation, maritime studies, shipping and logistics, sustainability, and entrepreneurial






finance, we are open to opportunities for collaboration that advance research and scholarship.”


BobertZarazowski, Managing Director of WRDS, was delighted to present the Award to PolyU and its business school for their commitment to innovative research and business education advancement.


Gregg Gordon, Managing Director of SSRN, highlighted the important research undertaken by universities including PolyU. He commended PolyU Business School for its research achievements in various areas that benefit the world.


With NUCB Business School’s EQUIS accreditation, the first Triple Crown in Japan achieved_3


The 2022 International Conference and Annual Meeting (ICAM)_5