The Haskayne School of Business has a strategic goal of increasing its contribution to the global academic discourse. Our faculty has made great strides in research publication, substantially improving the school’s research rank in Canada since 2015.
Canadian Business School Rankings - Financial Times 50 Journal List
Each year, the Financial Times publishes rankings of business schools that offer MBA, EMBA and Online MBA programs. These rankings include a research score, which is based on the number of faculty publications published in 50 academic and practitioner journals – known as the FT50 journal list.
To measure progress towards the Haskayne School of Business’ priority to increase its contribution to the global academic discourse, the school analyzed Scopus data for the past five years for 21 Canadian business schools to see how we, and others across the country, have measured using the FT50 list of research journals as a basis.
Canadian Business School Rankings - Eyes High Journal List
In consultation with its academic areas, the Haskayne School of Business developed its Eyes High journal list, which encompasses 63 high-impact journals across business and management studies. This list provides guidance to Haskayne faculty regarding journals that we strive to publish in to move forward Haskayne’s research priorities. Research awards are evaluated based on publication in these journals.
To further measure progress towards the Haskayne School of Business’ priority to increase its contribution to the global academic discourse, the school analyzed Scopus data for the past five years for 21 Canadian business schools to see how we, and others across the country, have measured using the Eyes High Journal List as a basis.
Canadian Business School Rankings - Eyes High Star Journal List
Thirty-five of the 63 journals on the Eyes High journal list are considered to be elite and further designated as Eyes High Star journals. This list provides guidance to Haskayne faculty regarding which journals are most highly regarded in light of the Haskayne School of Business’ research priorities.
The Haskayne School of Business analyzed Scopus data for the past five years for 21 Canadian business schools to see how we, and others across the country, have performed on the basis of the Eyes High Star Journal List.
Articles in Journals:
Search strings were created to capture all articles, articles in press and reviews in Scopus for the years of interest in all journals in the journal list, based on both the ISSN and EISSN field codes.
Articles Affiliated with Canadian Business Schools:
In Scopus, search strings were created to capture articles published with a Canadian business school affiliation for the 21 business schools included in the analysis.
- Where possible, the business school affiliation ID field code was used.
- If no affiliation ID field code was available, search strings were created to capture records with the affiliation field code, using a combination of the business school or university name within five to 10 words of the words “business”, “management” or “administration”.
- In the case of the University of Waterloo, which does not have a formal business school, searches were conducted separately for the
- School of Accounting and Finance, the Department of Management Science, and the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business; the results of these three searches were merged.
- Information on the exact search strings used is available upon request (contact firstname.lastname@example.org).
Analysis and Ranking:
Counts of Articles in Journals were combined with counts of Articles Affiliated with Canadian Business Schools
in Scopus; the results were exported to SciVal for analysis and downloaded to Excel for ranking of both raw counts of articles, and counts of articles per PhD faculty.
Counts of PhD Faculty:
Counts of PhD faculty were obtained from AACSB Data Direct, using the variable Faculty-FT-Doctoral Degree:
- In cases where data for some years were missing, interpolation or extrapolation was used to fill in the gaps.
- In cases where data were completely missing, manual counts were conducted based on the current professoriate faculty listings on the relevant school websites.
A Scopus search was conducted for all articles, articles in press and reviews in Eyes High Star journals for 2019, with Canada as the affiliation country. Results were downloaded to Excel and a manual check was done to confirm whether the Canadian author(s) was (were) from a business school or not. For the Haskayne School of Business, the ranking of articles per PhD faculty in Eyes High Star journals in 2019 remained unchanged at fourth using this detailed method of analysis. However, the ranking of other schools was observed to change, as this detailed analysis captured instances where the affiliation on the article only listed the university and not the business school. Rank per PhD faculty improved the most for University of Waterloo (up seven places) with manual analysis. Rank per PhD faculty fell the most for McMaster University – DeGroote School of Business (fell five places), Simon Fraser University – Beedie School of Business (fell three places), and University of Montreal - HEC Montreal (fell three places), with manual analysis. Thus, some business schools could benefit from this more detailed, manual method of analysis. We assume that this observation would be accurate for all journal lists and all years examined.