KBS Academics in Stanford University’s top 2% of influential researchers in the World

Kent Business School academics are ranked amongst the top 2% of most influential researchers in the world based on the report updated for 2021 by researchers at Stanford University.

The report, published in October, is based on the top 100,000 by c-score (with and without self-citations) or a percentile rank of 2% or above. The KBS academics who achieved top 2% status are:

Professor George Saridakis

George Saridakis is Professor of Small Business and Entrepreneurship. He is interested in the area of small firms and entrepreneurship, with a further interest in the social media, illicit behaviour and supply chain linked to business performance and economic growth. His research typically uses cross-sectional, time-series and panel data approaches.

Professor Joseph Amankwah-Amoah

Joseph’s research engages with the sub-discipline of international business and strategy focusing specifically on business failure in emerging economies.

Professor Thanos Papadopoulos

Thanos’ research is located within operations and information management, with a focus on: the application of Information Systems and Digital/Emerging Technologies on supply chain management; supply chain design issues and disruptions/relief operations; resilience and sustainability in various contexts

Professor Shaomin Wu

Shaomin has considerable experience in a range of research areas, including: Recurrent Event Data Analysis, Machine Learning, Risk Analysis and Security Analysis.

Professor Said Salhi

Professor Salhi’s research centres on heuristic optimisation with a focus on routing and location including green aspects of logistic research. His research covers heuristic optimisation and their implementation in practice, hybridisation search including the integration of heuristic and exact method; distribution management, real-time routing and scheduling: green logistics including electrical and environmental routing and robust optimisation

Professor Marian Garcia Martinez

Dean of KBS Marian’s primary research interests relate to New Product Development and Innovation Management, in particular how SMEs use consumer insights to enhance their innovation performance. Marian has published several refereed journal articles on the transition from closed to open innovation models and the organisational and managerial challenges companies face to accommodate a more externally orientated mindset.

Professor Patricia Lewis 

Patricia Lewis is Professor of Management, and her research examines the gendered aspects of entrepreneurship, leadership, and management within a variety of organizational contexts. She has published widely in a range of journals including the British Journal of Management, Human Relations, Organization Studies, International Journal of Management Reviews, and the International Small Business Journal. She was Joint Editor-in-Chief of the journal Gender, Work & Organization from mid 2017 to the end of 2020 and she hosted the Gender, Work & Organization International Interdisciplinary Virtual Conference at Kent in June 2021.

Professor John Mingers 

John Mingers is Professor of Operational Research and Information Systems at Kent Business School. His research interests include research metrics; the nature of information, meaning and knowledge; the use of systems methodologies in problem situations – multimethodology, and the philosophy of critical realism. He is an Academician of the Academy of the Social Sciences, and has been an Associate Editor for MIS Quarterly


The database is available for public viewing and features over 100,000 top-scientists. 

Scientists are classified into 22 scientific fields and 176 sub-fields. Field- and subfield-specific percentiles are also provided for all scientists who have published at least 5 papers. Career-long data are updated to end-of-2020. The selection is based on the top 100,000 by c-score (with and without self-citations) or a percentile rank of 2% or above.  The dataset and code provides an update to previously released version 1 data under https://doi.org/10.17632/btchxktzyw.1; The version 2 dataset is based on the May 06, 2020 snapshot from Scopus and is updated to citation year 2019 available at https://doi.org/10.17632/btchxktzyw.2

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