Bibliometrics in operations research and management science: a university analysis

  • Sigifredo Laengle
  • José M. Merigó
  • Nikunja Mohan ModakEmail author
  • Jian-Bo Yang
S.I.: BALCOR-2017


Many universities around the World have made important contributions in the field of operations research and management science. This article presents the most productive and influential universities between 1991 and 2015. For doing so, we use the Web of Science database in order to search for the information which is usually regarded as the most relevant for scientific research. The results show the country of origin of the leading universities being mainly from North America and Asia and especially from USA and China. The Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) of France is the most productive university while the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) of USA is the most influential one. The temporal evolution shows that USA is trailing its dominancy while China progressing quickly. The evaluation also reveals that Asian universities outperform North American universities during the last 5 years.


Operations research and management science Bibliometrics Web of Science University analysis 



We would like to thank the editors and the anonymous reviewers for their valuable comments that have improved the quality of the paper. The corresponding author, Dr. N.M. Modak, is always grateful to Shri Bibhas Candra Das for giving endless encouragement and guidance.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sigifredo Laengle
    • 1
  • José M. Merigó
    • 1
    • 2
  • Nikunja Mohan Modak
    • 3
    Email author
  • Jian-Bo Yang
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Management Control and Information Systems, School of Economics and BusinessUniversity of ChileSantiagoChile
  2. 2.School of Systems, Management and Leadership, Faculty of Engineering and Information TechnologyUniversity of Technology SydneyUltimoAustralia
  3. 3.Palpara VidyamandirChakdahaIndia
  4. 4.Alliance Manchester Business SchoolThe University of ManchesterManchesterUK

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