FACULTY & RESEARCH @ ROBINSON
Robinson’s 12 academic departments and 12 research centers not only build on core business disciplines but also are forging pathways into new and emerging technologies.
When it comes to relevant research, our more than 200 faculty members are leading the way for the business community and society at large.
UTD Top 100 Business School Research Rankings
- Consistently ranked among the top 50 worldwide
- #5 among public universities in the Southeast
Robinson's Maurice R. Greenberg School of Risk Science is #2 in North America and #10 in the world for research productivity in actuarial science.
(University of Nebraska)
Robinson is home to three Fulbright scholars: Leigh Anne Liu, Liang Peng, and Julie Salsbery
Robinson's Department of Computer Information Systems is ranked #2 in North America and #3 in the world for publications in MIS Quarterly from 2018-2020.
(AIS Research Rankings)
Robinson’s Department of Finance is ranked #1 in Georgia for the number of articles published in the top five finance journals.
(Arizona State University)
Publications and Sponsored Research
Research at Robinson has been funded by a variety of federal, nonprofit, and corporate sponsors, including the U.S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, the Army Research Institute, the Department of Labor, Dell Technologies, the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, VentureWell, the Simons Foundation, and the Project Management Institute.
Our students collaborate with corporate and community entities on research projects with practical implications. Recent partners include the American Red Cross, Barrett & Farahany, Georgia-Pacific, the Metro Atlanta Chamber, Starr Companies, SunTrust, and TSYS (now Global Payments). A key indicator of success is return on investment (ROI). One recent partner estimated its ROI at more than 900 percent.
Inventing the Future of Business
In 2020, Stanford University published an analysis of nearly 8 million researchers spanning 176 fields. The report, published in PLOS Biology, identified the top 2 percent of scientists worldwide. Fifteen of the researchers on the list hold faculty positions at Robinson.
Article & Book Publications
Robinson consistently appears in UT Dallas’ Top 100 Business School Research Productivity Index, and ranks among the top schools in the Southeast. In March 2020, Robinson faculty had published more than 700 peer-reviewed journal articles over the prior five-year time period.
Leadership Roles & Awards
In March 2020, scholarly leadership roles held by Robinson faculty included 87 editor positions and 96 seats on editorial review boards. During the accreditation period, our faculty received 65 awards, including best paper distinctions, young scholar accolades, and lifetime achievement honors.
Our faculty work extensively with a variety of partners and sponsors to pursue valuable and relevant research for impact in business and society. As examples of partnerships, we have worked with American Red Cross, the City of Atlanta, Barrett & Farahany, Dell, Delta Air Lines, Georgia-Pacific, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Ryerson, Starr Companies, Truist, TSYS (now Global Payments), U.S. Army Research Institute, Wellstar Health System, and WestRock.
Center for Digital Innovation
The Center for Digital Innovation (CDIN) investigates how advances in digital technologies, in combination with other resources, are fueling the digital revolution that is transforming business and society. CDIN frequently collaborates with companies spanning various industries and with researchers at leading universities across the world.
Center for the Economic
Analysis of Risk
The mission of the Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk (CEAR) is to develop the topic of risk into a well-defined, interdisciplinary area of study. CEAR addresses policy and business issues, promoting two-way communication between academics and practitioners to foster rigor in policy towards risk.
Center for International Business Education & Research
The Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) addresses issues such as academic outreach to minority-serving institutions, strengthening less commonly taught languages, and examining the global competitiveness of U.S. businesses. CIBER has developed research capabilities that advance international business education, research, and practice.
Robinson Research Workshops & Seminars
Robinson maintains a vibrant research culture involving an ongoing, fluid, and engaging exchange of ideas. We host an active array of research workshops and seminar series across broad academic areas that provide a forum for faculty, Ph.D. students, and invited guests to present, discuss, and debate cutting-edge research.