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School of Business and Management experts ranked in top 2% most influential scientists in the 2023 Stanford University List

School of Business and Management experts ranked in top 2% most influential scientists in the 2023 Stanford University List

  • Date18 October 2023

Eight academics from the School of Business and Management at Royal Holloway, University of London, have been named in the top 2% of the world’s most influential scientists.

In its annual update to the lists of most influential researchers, Stanford University has named a combined total of eight academics from the School of Business and Management amongst the top 2% of scientists worldwide. The lists are considered among the most prestigious ranking worldwide, and include just over 100,000 scientists, covering 22 different fields, with expertise in 174 sub-fields.

The team of researchers at Stanford University, led by Professor John P.A. Ioannidis, compile the list of top cited scientists by c-score, using data from the Scopus database (owned by publisher Elsevier). Working with complete year datasets (up to end of 2022), the team publishes two lists – one based on career long data and one focusing on the previous year. The career-long list skews data to senior scientists who will have published more papers over the course of their career, compared to junior scientists in the earlier stages of their careers. The second list concentrates on those who have excelled in the previous year, to recognise the top scientists actively participating and publishing high impact research. 

This is the fifth consecutive year of appearance for all the School’s academics named in the single year impact list, a testament to their expertise and the ongoing cutting-edge research undertaken here at The School of Business and Management.


Congratulations to the School of Business and Management academics ranked on the lists:  

Single Year Impact (up to end 2022):

1. Sameer Hosany – also ranked 66th in the world in the sub-field “Sport, Leisure & Tourism”

2. Christopher Grey (Emeritus)

3. Rosemary Deem (Emeritus)

4. Laura Spence

5. Alice Lam

6. Christopher Nobes


Career Long

1. Christopher Grey (Emeritus)

2. Rosemary Deem (Emeritus)

3. Jane Broadbent (Emeritus) – also ranked 38 in the sub-field “Accounting”

4. Christopher Nobes – also ranked 67 in sub-field “Accounting”

5. Alice Lam 

6. Christopher Napier


The list is published by science journal publisher Elsevier, data and methodology can be found here: 

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