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.
- Consistently ranked among the top 50 worldwide
- #5 among public universities in the Southeast
Robinson's Department of Risk Management & Insurance is #1 in North America and #4 in the world for research productivity in actuarial science.
(University of Nebraska)
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)
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.
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.
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.