SFU Beedie School’s MIS researchers rated among best globally

Apr 08, 2011

VANCOUVER– The research output of the Management Information Systems (MIS) area at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business has been ranked among the Top 30 in the world, according to a recently published analysis of publications in top academic journals. The ranking puts SFU in an elite class of business schools – and ahead of some of the world’s most prestigious research institutions, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management and Stanford Graduate Business School.

Developed by Dr. Viswanath Venkatesh, Chair in Information Systems at the University of Arkansas, the ranking is based on the Association for Information Systems’ “Senior Scholars’ Basket of Journals.” The ranking tracks publications in three leading IS journals from 2006 to 2010. The three journals in the list are Information Systems Research, Journal of MIS and MIS Quarterly.

“The placing of the Beedie School of Business in the recent AIS Senior Scholars ranking is a testament to the breadth and depth of the MIS research environment that thrives here,” said SFU Beedie Dean Daniel Shapiro. “By generating groundbreaking new knowledge in the realms of technology and innovation, our faculty have demonstrated why they are thought leaders in these business areas that define the 21st century.”

The ten members of SFU’s MIS group have established research programs that span a wide range of topics, including online education and consumer engagement, adoption and diffusion of technologies, project management, systems analysis and design, and IT strategy and risk management.

“The MIS research group is very supportive of one another, although our research is very diverse,” said Blaize Horner Reich, RBC Professor of Technology and Innovation at Simon Fraser University. “We workshop new ideas for research and teaching and celebrate wins, whether it’s a conference acceptance or an international award.”

The complete ranking of universities is available at: