Our goal is to rethink the role and responsibilities of business in creating a sustainable society. As part of this mission, we have launched the #thinklist: a quarterly list of the most influential faculty thinkers on issues of responsible business in social media.
We hope that the #thinklist will spark off conversation and inspiration around the role of social media in responsible business research. Aside from its practical utility in helping you to find out who to follow, the #thinklist also celebrates the activities of those who are truly shaping our field. These are the movers and shakers in the academic world who are breaking out of the ivory towers and leading key debates in social media.
These are the top 20 key thinkers for the current quarter (compiled March 2018):
|1||Jonathan Haidt||@JonHaidt||New York University||82|
|=2||Ioannis Ioannou||@iioannoulbs||London Business School||63|
|=2||Peter Strachan||@ProfStrachan||Robert Gordon University||63|
|=2||Marc Ventresca||@marcventresca||University of Oxford||63|
|5||Jeffrey Pfeffer||@JeffreyPfeffer||Stanford University||62|
|6||Thomas Beschorner||@ThBeschorner||University of St Gallen||61|
|=7||Josep M Lozano||@JosepMLozano||Ramon Llul University||60|
|=7||Andre Spicer||@andre_spicer||City University London||60|
|9||Thomas Roulet||@thomroulet||King's College London||58|
|=10||George Serafeim||@GeorgeSerafeim||Harvard University||57|
|=10||David Grayson||@DavidGrayson_||Cranfield University||57|
|=12||Cathy Clark||@cathyhc||Duke University||56|
|=12||Andre Sobczak||@andresobczak||Audencia Business School||56|
|=12||Chris MacDonald||@ethicsblogger||Ryerson University||56|
|=15||Kai Hockerts||@Kai_Hockerts||Copenhagen Business School||55|
|=15||Alex Hope||@DrSustainable||Northumbria University||55|
|=17||Christopher Wright||@ChristopherWr11||University of Sydney||54|
|=17||Laura D Tyson||@LauraDTyson||University of California, Berkeley||54|
|=19||Wayne Visser||@WayneVisser||University of Antwerp||53|
|=19||Rolf Wuestenhagen||@wuestenhagen||University of St Gallen||53|
The #thinklist is updated and managed by CBOS on a quarterly basis. To compile the #thinklist we have developed a list of academics who are researching in the broad area of responsible business and/or are active in responsible business research centres worldwide. We analysed this initial list using individual Klout scores as a measure of social influence between 1 and 100.
In order to identify our key thinkers, our #thinklist involved some key decision rules:
Thinkers had to be primarily employed in an academic position in a Business or Management School;
Thinkers had to be active on social media with a Klout score of above 40;
Thinkers needed to be regularly tweeting on topics of responsible business.
Due to the closure of Klout, we are currently working on a new iteration of the #thinklist which will be launched in September.
Think we are missing anyone? Drop us a line. We are especially keen to identify more scholars active in languages other than English that we might have missed. Each quarter we intend to improve the list and make it even more definitive.