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Dr. Keng Siau and Dr. Fiona Nah are among the world’s most productive management information system (MIS) researchers, according to a 2019 study by the University of Arizona.
The study assesses researchers based on their “h-index,” a metric designed to measure the productivity and impact of a scholar’s publications. By definition, a scholar with an index of “h” has published “h” papers, each of which has been cited by others at least “h” times — and the index is used for comparing scholars in the same field.
Siau is chair and professor of business and information technology. He received an h-index score of 52, ranking him in the top 60 global management information system researchers.
Nah, a professor of business and information technology, received an h-index score of 35, ranking her in the top 160.
The study ranked 186 scholars with an h-index of at least 25, which accounts for only 4% of the Association of Information Science’s (AIS) 2017 members.
The Arizona study relied on citations from Google Scholar and compiled its original list of MIS scholars from sources, including AIS fellows and award-winning scholars, past and recent conference and program chairs from the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) and associate editors of major MIS journals.