James Madison University awarded WRDS-SSRN Innovation prize

JMU joins an elite group of rising business schools that are elevating the visibility of impact-focused research.

l to r: Gregg Gordon (SSRN)  |  Molly G. Brown (JMU)  |  Robert Zarazowski (WRDS)
l to r: Gregg Gordon (SSRN) | Molly G. Brown (JMU) | Robert Zarazowski (WRDS)

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Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) and SSRN are pleased to announce that James Madison University’s College of Business is the recipient of the 2024 WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award for the North America region.

“This accolade underscores James Madison University's commitment to advancing scholarly research,” said Robert Zarazowski, Managing Director of WRDS. “We are delighted to celebrate their achievement.” 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. Each year, awards are presented to rising business schools to highlight their innovation and research excellence. View past winners.

“SSRN congratulates the College of Business at James Madison 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.

“On behalf of faculty and staff in the College of Business, along with James Madison University libraries, we are honored to receive this year’s WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award for the North America Region,” said Michael E. Busing, Dean and Betty Coe (’64) & Paul J. Cinquegrana Endowed Chair in Business Ethics and Leadership at the College of Business. “Having access to Wharton Research Data Services has facilitated high quality peer reviewed research while Elsevier (SSRN) has paved the way for dissemination of our newly created knowledge. Thank you!”

As the world becomes more connected and the impact of policy reaches across borders, equity and access become more essential to research. WRDS is proud to play a leading role in reshaping how research, data access and researcher recognition can better reflect and support a truly global and networked community.