North­eastern Uni­ver­sity and three of its busi­ness scholars have been rec­og­nized for their con­tri­bu­tions to the field of inno­va­tion man­age­ment. The new study, pub­lished in the Journal of Product Inno­va­tion Man­age­ment, named North­eastern one of the world’s top 10 uni­ver­si­ties in this rel­a­tively young field of research that exam­ines the devel­op­ment of new ideas, prod­ucts or pro­ce­dures in any area of business.

The study involved an analysis of nearly 1,200 arti­cles, pub­lished in 10 top peer-​​reviewed aca­d­emic jour­nals over the last two full decades, and iden­ti­fied the most out­standing insti­tu­tions and scholars who are top con­trib­u­tors to inno­va­tion man­age­ment research. The study’s “pro­duc­tivity ranking of uni­ver­si­ties” aims to offer useful infor­ma­tion for stake­holders, including prospec­tive fac­ulty and com­pa­nies seeking con­sulting help and poten­tial donors.

Inno­va­tion and entre­pre­neur­ship research and teaching have been a long-​​standing pillar of the Col­lege of Busi­ness Admin­is­tra­tion’s strategy,” said Harry Lane, the college’s interim dean.

North­eastern ranked fifth in the adjusted rank­ings, which value single-​​author papers higher than papers with mul­tiple authors. The three scholars rec­og­nized by the journal are leaders in the field of busi­ness strategy, inno­va­tion and entrepreneurship.

Gloria Bar­czak, pro­fessor of mar­keting, focuses on new-​​product devel­op­ment research. Edward McDo­nough III, pro­fessor of inter­na­tional busi­ness and strategy research has focused on man­aging new-​​product devel­op­ment. Marc Meyer, the Robert Shillman Pro­fessor of Entre­pre­neur­ship and a Matthews Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor, is a fac­ulty director of the High-​​Tech MBA pro­gram and is active in the areas of new-​​product devel­op­ment and entrepreneurship.

Inno­va­tion cuts across many fields,” Lane said. “We have three of the world’s top scholars in inno­va­tion man­age­ment: Gloria in mar­keting, Ed in inter­na­tional busi­ness and strategy and Marc in entrepreneurship.”

North­eastern is a global leader in inno­va­tion and entre­pre­neur­ship, with a focus on use-​​inspired research with real-​​world appli­ca­tions across many dis­ci­plines. Stu­dents are also engaged in real-​​world busi­ness lead­er­ship through ini­tia­tives like the North­eastern Entre­pre­neurs Club and IDEA, Northeastern’s Ven­ture Accel­er­ator while the Col­lege of Busi­ness Administration’s entre­pre­neur­ship pro­gram has been ranked by the Princeton Review as one of the top 10 in the nation.