Yang and Tao (2012), extending the work of Thieme (2007), sought to identify the top innovation management universities to provide “…important information for prospective faculty recruits, doctoral students, companies seeking consulting help, potential donors, and other stakeholders” (p. 319) .
The authors collected and analyzed 1229 innovation management articles from ten peer-reviewed research journals between 1991 and 2010. According to their analysis, the Top 10 innovation management universities are:
- University of Missouri-Kansas City
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Michigan State University
- Harvard University
- University of Pennsylvania
- Northeastern University
- Texas A&M University
- Stanford University
- Delft University of Technology
While I recognize all the universities, I’ll be honest, I wouldn’t have thought to include the University of Missouri-Kansas City, let alone rank it #1.
Thieme, J. (2007). Perspective: The world’s top innovation management scholars and their social capital. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 24, 214-229.
Yang, P., and Tao, L. (2012). Perspective: Ranking of the world’s top innovation management scholars and universities. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 29, 319-331.