The Innovation Award series elevates the visibility of impact-focused research.
Philadelphia, PA (BusinessWire) — Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) and SSRN are pleased to announce the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology at Sacred Heart University, as the 2021 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 the leading business intelligence, data analytics and research platform to global institutions – enabling comprehensive thought leadership, historical analysis, and insight into the latest innovations in academic research.
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.
Steve Sheehan, executive director of WRDS and Gregg Gordon, managing director of SSRN, presented the award to Dr. Grace Chun Guo, Associate Dean, Jack Welch College of Business & Technology at Sacred Heart University, during the virtual AACSB Global Accreditation Conference.
“The Welch College of Business and Technology faculty are so grateful for this award,” said Dr. Grace Chun Guo. “The award recognizes and highlights our faculty’s hard work and dedication in trying to make an impact on the world through research. It truly is an honor, and we will continue to innovate and diligently work to make an impression on society in the future.”
“It is a privilege to support the research and teaching at 500+ leading academic institutions around the world,” said Steve Sheehan. “WRDS is delighted to recognize the outstanding work of the faculty and leadership at Jack Welch College of Business and Technology. They exemplify all of the qualities of the WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award Winners.”
“The Jack Welch College of Business & Technology has a long history of producing high quality research and we are happy to recognize their program with the WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award,” said Gregg Gordon.
Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) provides the leading business intelligence, data analytics, and research platform to global institutions ̶ enabling comprehensive thought leadership, historical analysis, and insight into the latest innovations in research. WRDS democratizes data access so that all disciplines can easily search for concepts across the data repository. WRDS’ unique array of Services include access to a suite of Analytics tools and Learning Pathways —providing curated, guided resources for Researchers, Instructors, and Information Professionals. Supporting over 75,000 commercial, academic, and government users at 500+ institutions in 35+ countries, WRDS is the global gold standard in data management, innovative tools, analytics, and research services — all backed by the credibility and leadership of the Wharton School. http://whartonwrds.com
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SSRN is a worldwide collaborative of 460,000 authors and more than 2.2 million users that is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of research. Founded in 1994, it has grown to over 50 discipline-based research networks. Each of SSRN’s networks encourages the early sharing of research by reviewing and distributing submitted papers from scholars. SSRN encourages readers to communicate directly with authors concerning their own and other’s research. SSRN serves authors and readers in approximately 140 countries around the world.
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