Apr 02 2012

AUS ranks in the top 100 in information systems research productivity

AUS ranks in the top 100 in information systems research productivity
Sharjah, Monday, April 2, 2012--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."


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About AUS
American University of Sharjah ( AUS ) was founded in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah. The university was envisaged by His Highness as a leading educational institution in the Gulf region. Located in University City, Sharjah, AUS is a not-for-profit, independent, institution of higher education formed on the American model.

It offers 25 majors and 52 minors at the undergraduate level, and 14 master's degrees through the College of Architecture, Art and Design; the College of Arts and Sciences; the College of Engineering; and the School of Business and Management. These programs are designed to meet the challenges of a competitive and dynamic business and industrial environment.

As a provider of quality higher education in the Gulf, AUS has full approval in the United States by the Department of Education of the State of Delaware. It is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. AUS is also accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and all undergraduate and graduate programs are recognized by the ministry. All six of the bachelor's degree programs in the AUS College of Engineering are accredited by ABET, http://www.abet.org, of the United States. The Bachelor of Architecture program of the College of Architecture, Art and Design is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) of the United States. The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) as well as the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) degrees offered by the School of Business and Management are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

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