Baylor University’s Department of Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation Rises in Research Productivity Rankings

Department dedicated to the study, teaching and practice of new venture creation and development rises to No. 3 globally for research productivity. 

October 10, 2023
Paul Foster Campus Atrium

Atrium of the Paul L. Foster Campus  for Business and Innovation, Hankamer School of Business, Baylor University.

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WACO, Texas (Oct. 10, 2023) –The Department of Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation within Baylor University’s nationally ranked Hankamer School of Business moved up to No. 3 in the world and the highest-ranked program in Texas for research productivity in the 2023 TCU Global University Entrepreneurship Research Productivity Rankings, the only research-focused ranking of entrepreneurial programs.

Launched in 2009 by the Neeley School of Business at TCU, the rankings track published research articles in the top three entrepreneurship journals – Journal of Business Venturing (JBV), Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice (ETP) and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal (SEJ) – according to authorship and university affiliation.

“Research productivity is an important indicator of whether an entrepreneurship program follows an evidenced-based approach and demonstrates thought leadership in the discipline,” according to the report authors.

From 2018 to 2022, the Baylor entrepreneurship faculty published 20 articles in the Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, and Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal.

“Our faculty are world-class entrepreneurship researchers as well as teachers, and this integration of research and practice is one of the ways we strive to fill the Business School’s mission of producing knowledge that impacts the world,” said Peter Klein, Ph.D., The W.W. Caruth Endowed Chair, professor and chair of entrepreneurship and corporate innovation at Baylor. “It’s gratifying to be recognized for the quality and impact of our entrepreneurship and innovation research.”


Baylor's Department of Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation has been dedicated to the study, teaching and practice of new venture creation and development for more than four decades and ranks among the top programs in the country while offering a wide variety of programs across the campus.


Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked Research 1 institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 20,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.


Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business cultivates principled leaders and serves the global marketplace through transformational learning and impactful scholarship in a culture of innovation guided by Christian values. Faculty and students conduct purposeful research and participate in experiential learning opportunities, all while operating in a Christ-centered mission. Undergraduate students can choose from 13 major areas of study. Graduate students can earn their MBA on their terms, either through the full-time, online, or a Dallas-based executive program. The Business School also offers three Ph.D. programs in Information Systems, Entrepreneurship, or Health Services Research. The School’s top-ranked programs make up approximately 25% of the University’s total enrollment. Visit the Hankamer School of Business website for more information.