The Award series highlights innovation and research excellence from rising business schools
Philadelphia, PA (BusinessWire) — Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) and SSRN are pleased to announce the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business at Salisbury University as the 2022 WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award winner for the North America region.
The WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award series elevates the visibility of impact-focused research and the institutions that conduct it. Each year, awards are presented to rising business schools from North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific regions to highlight innovation and research excellence. As a part of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, WRDS provides global institutions with targeted solutions that underpin research, reinforce learning, and enable discovery. WRDS advances comprehensive thought leadership—democratizing data access and giving users the power to analyze complex information.
Together, WRDS and SSRN, the world’s leading scholarly research network, are advancing impact-focused research, changing policy and practice at regulatory, national, and global levels. In addition to the Innovation Award, the organizations have developed the WRDS Research Paper Series, a searchable repository of all papers submitted to SSRN that cite WRDS in their work.
Bob Zarazowski, managing director of WRDS, presented the award to Dr. Christy Weer, Dean of the Perdue School of Business during the AACSB Americas Accreditation Conference. “On behalf of WRDS, I am very pleased to congratulate the Perdue School of Business at Salisbury University on this award,” said Bob Zarazowski. “It is wonderful to be able to recognize their business education program, which has shown a tremendous commitment to advancing academic research.”
“SSRN congratulates the Perdue School of Business, Salisbury University for the innovative research they are producing and looks forward to seeing more of it in the future,” said Gregg Gordon, managing director of SSRN.
“The WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award is presented to schools that have made a commitment to research,” said Dr. Christy Weer, Dean of the Perdue School. “This is not only a great honor for the Perdue School as a whole, but for the many faculty and students who have facilitated that research in recent years.”
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