KBS academics in Stanford University’s top 2% of influential scientists in the world

Kent Business School academics are ranked amongst the top 2% of most influential scientists in the world based on the report updated for 2023 by researchers at Stanford University.

The report published this month, 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 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 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 Aydin Ozkan

Professor Ozkan is head of Accounting and Finance and Kent Business School, having just joined the University this year. His principal research interests lie in the field of empirical corporate finance, covering a wide range of topics in finance and financial economics, including corporate investment, capital structure and dividend policy as well as cash holdings policies; corporate governance and ownership structure, managerial compensation, agency conflicts within corporations; economics of insolvency procedures and corporate bankruptcies; corporate social responsibility; and climate risk.

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 George Saridakis 

George 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.

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