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 list of social media’s most influential faculty thinkers on issues of responsible business.
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.
The #thinklist top 20
These are the current top 20 key thinkers (compiled October 2019):
|Rank||Name||Institution||Kred Influence||Kred Outreach|
|1||Ioannis Ioannou||@iioannoulbs||London Business School||894||9|
|2||Christopher Wright||@ChristopherWr11||University of Sydney||839||9|
|3||Peter Strachan||@ProfStrachan||Robert Gordon University||901||9|
|4||Thomas Roulet||@thomroulet||University of Cambridge||788||9|
|5||Josep M Lozano||@JosepMLozano||Ramon Llul University||877||8|
|=6||Jem Bendell||@jembendell||University of Cumbria||794||8|
|=6||Marc Ventresca||@marcventresca||University of Oxford||779||9|
|8||Joe Arvai||@DecisionLab||University of Michigan||777||9|
|9||Cathy Clark||@cathyhc||Duke University||786||8|
|10||Lucas Meijs||@LucasMeijs||Erasmus University||783||8|
|11||Wayne Visser||@WayneVisser||University of Antwerp||801||7|
|12||Chris MacDonald||@ethicsblogger||Ryerson University||777||8|
|13||Andre Spicer||@andre_spicer||Cass Business School||787||7|
|14||Joel Gehman||@joelgehman||University of Alberta||777||7|
|15||David Grayson||@DavidGrayson_||Cranfield University||774||7|
|16||Andre Sobczak||@andresobczak||Audencia Business School||773||7|
|17||Andrew Hoffman||@HoffmanAndy||University of Michigan||765||7|
|=18||Tanusree Jain||@TanusreeJain||Trinity College Dublin||747||8|
|=18||Paul Argenti||@paulargenti||Tuck School of Business||761||7|
|20||Lars Jacob Pedersen||@LJTPedersen||NHH Norwegian School of Economics||752||7|
The #thinklist is updated and managed by the Centre for Business, Organisations and Society. To compile the #thinklist we have developed a list of academics who are primarily employed in an academic position in a Business or Management School, researching in the broad area of responsible business and are regularly tweeting about the topic.
With Klout closing soon after we launched the #thinklist in April 2018, we now use rise.global: a platform that tracks, calculates and displays relative scores for individual social media ‘power’ users into a dedicated scorecard. The ‘power score’ we are using draws on a unique combination of two key factors drawn from Kred. First is ‘Influence’, defined as the ability to inspire action. This involves the assessment of how frequently users are Retweeted, Replied, Mentioned and Followed on Twitter. Second is ‘Outreach’, defined as generosity in engaging with others and helping them to spread their message. This is measured by individual user’s Retweets, Replies and Mentions of others.