SFU focus on international business research recognized

Oct 28, 2010

Simon Fraser University’s business school has been ranked as one of the world’s most productive institutions studying international business.

A study in the International Business Review has ranked SFU Business 38th out of 40 universities around the world, based on the total number of academic articles published between 1998 and 2008.

SFU was one of two Canadian universities to make the top 40 ranking. The University of Western Ontario’s Richard Ivey School of Business ranked fifth overall, after the University of South Carolina, University of Pennsylvania, Chinese University of Hong Kong and Michigan State University, which topped the list.

Daniel Shapiro, dean of SFU Business, said rankings like these only help to bolster the university’s global standing in the competitive world for academic talent with more than 12,000 business schools around the world.

“It certainly helps to attract visiting scholars and students at the graduate level, particularly at the PhD level.”

The school has continued to focus on international business issues like cross-cultural communication and management, emerging markets and China in particular.

Their studies have also been included in the most recent Business Council of BC Outlook 2020 series providing insight on the opportunities and challenges for B.C. relating to Asian Pacific trade.

The school has continued to expand its international business focus, recently launching the Jack Austin Centre for Asia Pacific Business Studies in partnership with the Asia Pacific Foundation.