September 5, 2008
According to an article in the prestigious Journal of Management, Danny Miller, Director of the Centre for Research in Family Enterprise, ranks 5th among the most-cited management researchers in the world. This ranking shows Dr. Miller’s major influence in the management field on the international scene.
The authors of the article, entitled “Scholarly Influence in the Field of Management: A Bibliometric Analysis of the Determinants of University and Author Impact in the Management Literature in the Past Quarter Century,” used bibliometric techniques* to examine 30 management journals and identify the 100 most-cited universities and 150 most-cited authors from 1981 to 2004. The analysis included more than 1,600 universities and 25,000 scholars.
The study found 2,294 citations for Danny Miller alone.
According to the authors, total publications, years in the field, graduate school reputation and editorial board memberships had the biggest effect on a scholar's influence in the field.
Dr. Miller is a Full Academic Researcher with the Rogers–J.-A. Bombardier Chair of Entrepreneurship, and is interested in general management policies, organizational change and strategy. He has received many awards, including, in 2007, the Best Family Business Paper Award from the Academy of Management, the Best Unpublished Paper in Family Business from the Family Firm Institute and the Career Alumni Research Achievement from the Management Doctoral Students Society of McGill University, where he earned his PhD. Note that according to the Social Sciences Citation Index®, he has over 4,000 citations in all.
* Bibliometric techniques consist of using descriptive statistical tools to analyze the distribution and frequency of bibliographic or textual data.