Research with impact
BI's researchers contribute with research at the top international level. This contributes to new knowledge that provides better decisions, smarter ways of doing things, as well as new products and services.
Societal Impact of Research Report 2012-2020
Below are some highlights from the report.
"Research has value in and of itself. At the same time it can also have a significant impact on society and business. It is important to build awareness of the value of research, both in society at large, and so that funding bodies better understand how research solves important challenges. This is the first time BI reports on the societal impact of our research."
Provost for Research and Academic Resources
Ongoing Initiatives with Significant Societal Impact
Our Societal Impact in Numbers
Between 2012 and 2020 BI's research was referred to in at least 149 different policy documents, more than 600 news articles and more than 8500 tweets.
Between 2012 and 2020, full time faculty at BI published 2337 peer reviewed papers, monographs and book chapters. Around a quarter of these were in the most highly ranked international journals. Defined as the ratings 3, 4 and 4* according to the journal list of the Chartered Association of Business Schools.
Since citations take a long time to accumulate, the most highly cited articles are generally among the oldest. In order to deal with this, we calculate average citations per paper per year.
In the figure below on the right we show the sum of citations 2012-2020 for each department in blue, and average citations per publication per year for each department in orange.
Note that researchers in different scientific fields cite differently. It is for example expected that statistical papers receive fewer citations than marketing papers.