Hitt Michael research

Professor Michael Hitt Featured in the Prestigious Thomson Reuters 2015 List of Highly Cited Researchers

Highly Cited Researchers have demonstrated that their work is central to current, ongoing research across the range of scholarly advancement, and that they are the ones to watch. 

February 12,  2016

By Elaine Cole

Michael Hitt is ranked among the top one percent most cited in the field of economics and business for 2015, earning him the mark of exceptional impact.  

Hitt joined the TCU Neeley School of Business in 2015 as Distinguished Research Fellow in the Department of Management, Entrepreneurship and Leadership. He previously was with Texas A&M University.

Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers 2015 identifies the world’s most influential contemporary researchers across 21 fields. These researchers earned the distinction by writing the greatest number of reports officially designated by Essential Science Indicators as Highly Cited Papers—ranking among the top one percent most cited during the survey period of 2003-2013.

The distinction, based on an analysis of over a decade of research paper citations among 21 general fields, is meant to recognize researchers who are most cited by their peers.

Examples of Hitt’s research include:

“When More is Not Enough: Executive Greed and its Influence on Shareholder Wealth,” Journal of Management

“The Dark Side of Leadership: Toward a Mid-Range Theory of Hubris and Greed in Entrepreneurial Contexts,” Journal of Management Studies

“All Things Great and Small: Organizational Size, Boundaries of the Firm and a Changing Environment,” Academy of Management Annals

“Institutional Polycentrism, Entrepreneurs' Social Networks and New Venture Growth,” Academy of Management Journal

“The Vicarious Wisdom of Crowds: Toward a Behavioral Perspective on Investor Reactions to Acquisition Announcements,” Strategic Management Journal

“Strategic Entrepreneurship: Creating Value for Individuals, Organizations and Society,” Academy of Management Perspectives

“Complementary Technologies, Knowledge Relatedness and Invention Outcomes in High Technology Mergers and Acquisitions,” Strategic Management Journal