Myles Shaver

Myles Shaver Recognized as Top Scholar in His Field

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

A new research paper has recognized Professor Myles Shaver as being one of the top 10 most prolific authors in his discipline and among the top 50 most prolific business and economics scholars in the world.

The paper, “Evaluating Publications across Business Disciplines: Inferring Interdisciplinary ‘Exchange Rates’ from Intradisciplinary Author Rankings,” has been published in the Journal of Business Research (March 2018).

Authors Timo Korkeamäki of the Hanken School of Economics and Jukka Sihvonen and Sami Vähämaa of the University of Vaasa proposed a novel approach to comparing publications across business disciplines. Specifically, they aimed to provide an objective method for evaluating the interdisciplinary value of publications based on intradisciplinary author rankings. Using publication data from the leading journals in accounting, economics, finance, management, and marketing, they constructed intradisciplinary author rankings and used these rankings to estimate the marginal effect of an additional publication on the individual’s ranking within his or her own discipline.

Based upon the author’s criteria, Shaver, the Pond Family Chair in the Teaching and Advancement of Free Enterprise Principles at the Carlson School, was ranked in the top 10 in his field of strategic management and entrepreneurship and among the top 50 most prolific business and economics scholars worldwide.

The paper in its entirety can be found at ScienceDirect.