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KUBS Receives Highest Score in JWB GRP Among Korean Universities
Nov 17, 2017
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KUBS Receives Highest Score in JWB GRP Among Korean Universities
 Acknowledgement made by a credible assessment standard estimating research performance of a nine-year period
 
Korea University Business School (KUBS; Dean=Professor Soo Young Kwon) received the highest score among Korean universities in the field of Business and Management in the JWB GRP System created by a publication in the Journal of World Business (JWB). The analysis was computed statistically based on the nine-year research performance between 2007 and 2015.

 
In the field of Business and Management, KUBS topped in Korea and is ranked 143rd worldwide as well as placing within the top 10 in Asia. Among universities in Korea, △Seoul National University (173rd) came next followed by △Yonsei University (177th) and △Sungkyunkwan University (268th). In the IB field, KUBS is 1st in the nation, 6th in Asia, and 33rd in the world.
 
The analysis was conducted through the Global Research Performance (GRP) System. As the existing rankings are based on stated preference approach, which is shown to be prone to exposure bias, GRP is provided to readers by collecting bibliometric data for nine-year period from the Web of Science. Using the number of journals and citations, the researchers included visible journals to guarantee that all relevant research is captured.
 
Journals in the GRP system included 389,785 publications in total by relevant institutional units. Geographically, this output originated from 3,352 institutions in 127 countries, with 53.1% of these produced in the U.S. and 68% produced by AACSB-accredited institutions. In the IB field, the researchers identified 1,029 institutions in 75 countries published at least one paper between 2007 and 2015 in any of the seven IB journals in the system.
 
The achievement is significant in that it is being lauded despite the fact that KUBS is a non-English speaking institution. The evaluation was made based on the top journals published in English-language. Among the 200 high-ranking institutions on the list, only 54 of them situated in countries where English is not the native language.

 
 
“Making world-class research performance is just as important as strengthening our global competitiveness as a business education institution,” KUBS Dean Soo Young Kwon said. “There is no room for complacency. We will strive to solidify our position as a globally competitive business school that is prepared for the 4th Industrial Revolution.”
 
Further details on the method of GRP is available on the website of Journal of World Business (www.elsevier.com/locate/jwb). All data used in the evaluation is open and accessible to the public worldwide.

 
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