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PolyU ranks 9th among institutions with the most prominent business and management scientists

12 Apr 2024


PolyU has achieved significant recognition in the field of Business and Management. According to, it proudly holds the 9th position globally among institutions with the highest number of leading business and management scholars. Notably, PolyU stands out as the only non-American university prominently featured alongside prestigious institutions such as the University of Pennsylvania, Stanford University, Harvard University, and MIT.

In the specific field of Business and Management, PolyU is ranked 5th among the best universities worldwide in 2024. It also holds the top spot in university rankings for China. These achievements are supported by impressive statistics, including a total D-index score of 821 and a mean h-index score of 58.64. With the contributions of 14 renowned scholars, PolyU has amassed a substantial 3,677 publications, exemplifying its significant research impact in the field of Business and Management.

Prominent members of the PolyU Business School have contributed significantly to the institution’s rankings. Leading the way is Faculty Dean, Ir Professor T.C. Edwin Cheng, who is ranked 24th globally and 2nd in China. Other distinguished Faculty scholars include Professor Mike Kee-hung Lai (ranked 97th globally and 5th in China), Professor Eric Wai-ting Ngai (106th globally and 6th in China), and Professor Andy C.L. Yeung (1,176th globally and 42nd in China).

PolyU’s success extends beyond Business and Management. Notably, Professor Michael Bond is recognised for his contributions in Psychology (465th globally and 1st in China), while Professor K.C. John Wei makes a notable appearance in the Economics and Finance rankings (1,472nd globally and 32nd in China).

The rankings are derived from a comprehensive analysis conducted on 21 November 2023, which involved 166,880 researcher profiles sourced from various bibliometric data sources, including OpenAlex and Crossref. The position of an institution in the rankings is determined by the sum of the D-indexes (Discipline h-index) of all ranked scientists affiliated with the institution. In the specific field of Business and Management, the analysis included 8,531 profiles and scientists from 588 institutions and affiliations.

Overall, PolyU’s impressive rankings and the presence of its scholars among the leading experts in their respective disciplines illustrate the University’s strong academic standing and significant contributions to the global knowledge base in Business and Management, Psychology, Economics, and Finance. These achievements underscore PolyU’s commitment to excellence and its impact on the advancement of knowledge in various fields.

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