One of the World’s most influential scientific minds
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One of the World’s most influential scientific minds

Paul Pavlou was named by Thomson Reuters as one of World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds, in its list of highly cited researchers in June 2014. This distinction was given to Pavlou for his citations of his work in  a 10-year period, between 2002-2012. The Associate Dean of Research and Chief Research Officer at the Fox School, Pavlou joined more than 3,000 fellow scholars across 21 fields of study for being among the world’s most-highly cited researchers in his or her specialty. Pavlou’s papers registered more than 13,000 citations over the last decade, as he became one of 95 Highly Cited researchers recognized by Thomson Reuters in the field of Economics & Business.

“I like to push the mentality that it’s not only (important) to get published, but to get published in well-read, well-respected journals. Getting published by itself is not easy. But if you can take it to the next level and say, ‘This is something people will read and cite,’ that’s what I’m really trying to do”, says Paul Pavlou. “I do research for my own motivation, because I like to discover new things,” Pavlou said, “but it is a great recognition that others rely on your work and cite your work.”

Pavlou said he anticipates that his latest personal accolade, from Thomson Reuters, will render a double-edged impact at the Fox School. One of Pavlou’s goals, he said, is to continue to build Fox’s sterling reputation through highly cited, published papers from its students.

Paul received his Ph.D. (Information Systems) from the University of Southern California in 2004. Paul was ranked first in the world in publications in the two top MIS journals (MISQ and ISR) for 2010-2012. His work has been cited over 13,000 times by Google Scholar. Paul was recognized among the “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” by Thomson Reuters based on analysis of highly cited publications during the 2002-2012 period.

His research appeared in MIS Quarterly (MISQ), Information Systems Research (ISR), Journal of Marketing, Journal of Management Information Systems (JMIS), Journal of the Association of Information Systems (JAIS), Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science (JAMS), and Decision Sciences, among others. His research focuses on e-commerce strategy, digital business strategy, and development of research methods.

Paul also won several Reviewer awards, including the 2009 Management Science Meritorious service award, the ‘Best Reviewer’ award of the 2005 Academy of Management Conference, and the 2003 MISQ ‘Reviewer of the Year’ award.