Ian McCarthy ranked among Top 50 Professors on Twitter

Aug 26, 2014
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Ian McCarthy, associate dean of graduate programs at the Beedie School of Business.

Ian McCarthy, associate dean of graduate programs at SFU’s Beedie School of Business, has for the second year in a row been included on a prestigious list of the top 50 professors using Twitter.  

McCarthy’s inclusion in the Leadership section of the LDRLB Top 50 Professors on Twitter sees him named alongside some of the most influential academics who are active on social media today.

The LDRLB list honours the top 50 professors on Twitter in three categories; Leadership, Innovation, and Strategy, as well as giving honorable mentions to five professors who do not fulfill the criteria of the three main categories.

LDRLB is an online think tank that shares insights from research on leadership, innovation, and strategy. The Top 50 Professors on Twitter list recognizes those professors who consistently build upon their body of knowledge and further the goal of evidence-based leadership through the use of Twitter.

McCarthy’s inclusion in the list sees him ranked alongside distinguished luminaries from institutions such as Harvard University, Stanford University, London Business School and the University of Oxford.

“It is a great honour to be selected for this list for the second year in a row,” said McCarthy, who is also Professor and Canada Research Chair in Technology & Operations Management at the Beedie School of Business. “Social media plays a prominent role in my academic research, not only in terms of studies on the subject, but also in broadcasting my research to a wider audience.”

The top 50 professors were selected through a combination of recommendations from past winners and new nominations. The field was then further narrowed through the use of prominent social media metric Klout’s scores instead of follower count.

By using Klout – which measures influence through data compiled through selected media channels, such as unique mentions and Facebook comments and likes – as opposed to the number of followers each professor has, LDRLB aimed to reward those professors who focus their influence on smaller fields as much as those tweeting about more mainstream subjects.

To view the full Top 50 Professors on Twitter list, visit http://ldrlb.co/top-professors-on-twitter/.

To follow more Beedie School of Business faculty on social media, visit http://beedie.sfu.ca/social/

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