Illinois Tech’s Stuart School of Business Earns Innovation Award

Stuart Honored Among Emerging Business Schools



By Jennifer Clement
Illinois Tech’s Stuart School of Business Earns Innovation Award

Stuart School of Business Dean John F. O. Bilson and Associate Dean Siva K. Balasubramanian traveled to Hawaii this spring to accept the 2018 North America WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award™, honoring emerging business schools. The award, sponsored by Wharton Research Data Services, SSRN, and Elsevier is based on analytics provided by SSRN and the growth in papers and citations of papers written by Illinois Tech faculty/students.

“We are honored accept this year’s WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award,” says Bilson. “We are committed to continuing to innovate our business programs, and our faculty and students pursue this mindset in the research projects they undertake. WRDS is an important resource for our faculty in their research and in their teachings.”

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), the leading data research platform and business intelligence tool for corporate, academic, and government institutions worldwide, is collaborating with SSRN, the world’s leading preprint server and working paper repository, and its parent company, Elsevier, a global information analytics company specializing in science and health. The partnership, now in its second year, is elevating the visibility of universities and researchers conducting exceptional financial and economic research. A part of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, WRDS provides global corporations, universities, and regulatory agencies the thought leadership, data access, and insights needed to enable impactful research.

The WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award is a key part of this collaboration, and honors business schools that advance impact-focused research. Each year, three winners are selected from across North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific regions based on their demonstrated innovation and research excellence. Winning institutions receive a monetary prize and promotion.

Stuart School of Business offers rigorous and relevant interdisciplinary education that advances careers in technologically oriented private and public sector industries worldwide.