Schulich Prof Top 5 Scientist in Canada

Dirk Matten Professor of Sustainability; Associate Dean, Research; Hewlett-Packard Chair in Corporate Social Responsibility
Dirk Matten

Schulich Professor Dirk Matten has been selected the #5 top scientist by Law and Political Science in Canada. The ranking was published by, and it contains h-index, publications and citations values collected on December 6th, 2021.

As a Professor of Sustainability and Hewlett Packard Chair in Corporate Social Responsibility, it was a surprise to Matten that he was ranked so highly on a Law and Political list. However, his work is read, cited and used by many people in this community.

“I am so happy that the direction I took in my work gets recognized beyond the business and management world,” said Matten, who is also the Schulich Associate Dean of Research. “As a younger scholar I struggled with the fact that I use political science, sociology, and other theoretical approaches which are not bread and butter in management to advance these questions of CSR. It made me a little bit of an outlier. But in some ways, it seems to have paid off.”

Matten has published 29 books and edited volumes, as well as more than 90 journal articles and book chapters, which have won numerous prestigious awards. In 2018 he was ranked #44 in the ‘Top 100 Corporate Social Responsibility Influence Leader’ ranking (next to CEOs and CSR leaders of Unilever, Google, Apple etc. He was the only academic scholar on the list). In 2019 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Schulich as well as the York Research Leader Award.