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AUS ranks in the top 100 in information systems research productivity
The Management Information Systems Program of the American University of Sharjah (AUS) School of Business and Management was recently ranked among the top 100 programs worldwide for its information systems research productivity.
Conducted by the Association for Information Systems, the annual assessment tracks the number of scholarly articles published in eight of the leading information systems journals over a three-year period and a five-year period. The list of eight journals was compiled by Association for Information Systems members and divided into four hierarchical tiers. Each tier contains two journals of similar quality as designated by the association's senior scholars.
"This achievement reflects the hard work of these faculty members, and we congratulate them for their success and for their contributions to the literature. Their successes certainly benefit AUS and our students," said Dr. Malcolm Richards, Dean of the School of Business and Management.
For the period 2009-2011, AUS ranked 69th in the world in terms of the number of publications in the top four research journals in Information Systems: Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Journal of Management Information Systems, Management Information Systems Quarterly and Information Systems Research.
AUS maintained the same ranking over the same period when the list of journals extended to the top six, i.e., adding Information Systems Journal and European Journal of Information Systems. The university ranked 67th when considering all eight journals, i.e., the previously mentioned journals plus Journal of Information Technology and Journal of Strategic Information Systems.
Contributing to these rankings were articles published by four members of the Department of Management Information Systems at AUS: Dr. Narasimhaiah Gorla, Professor; Ananth Chiravuri, Assistant Professor; Jeff Baker, Assistant Professor; and Sameh Al-Natour, Instructor.
Individual productivity rankings also indicated that Baker and Al-Natour are among the top 100 most prolific researchers publishing in the top four journals.
"These researchers can rightly be very proud of what they have achieved," said Dr. Charles Ernest Love, Head of the Department of Management Information Systems. "To make it into the top 100 is no small feat in an arena dominated by major US and international schools and is a reflection of the success here at American University of Sharjah in assembling top talent."