Posted: 10/26/23

TAMIU Regents Professor Dr. Nereu Kock Ranked Among World’s Top 2% Researchers in 2023 Stanford List


Dr. Nereu Kock  

Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) A. R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business Regents Professor Dr. Nereu Kock has been recognized as one of the Top 2% Researchers in the World in a 2023 Stanford University list published on Elsevier's Digital Commons Data Repository.

Dr. Kock, who also serves as chair of the Sanchez School’s Division of International Business and Technology Studies , has been ranked No. 22 in the subfield of “Information Systems” in the latest version of the Stanford list, released this month. This is substantial elevation from his previous rank of 32nd in the same subfield.

The selection is based on the top 100,000 researchers by C-score, with and without citations, or a percentile rank of 2% or above. In the list, scientists are classified into 22 scientific fields and 174 sub-fields according to the standard Science-Metrix classification. Dr. John Ioannidis, a renowned professor at Stanford University, led the team of experts who prepared the list. Detailed metrics and selection criteria are online and listed here.

Dr. Kock said he is honored to have been included in the prestigious list for the second time since 2021.

"I am very honored to be included in the list of the top 2 percent researchers in the world," he said, "TAMIU has been making solid progress over the years on the research front, with more graduate programs and strong promotion of research at the undergraduate level. Our Ph.D. Program at the Sanchez School of Business is almost 20 years old, and we have been placing graduates from this program in prestigious research universities."

Kock continued, "All of this provides the basis on which researchers like me can move forward with their research agendas. TAMIU should be the top choice among high school students, both local and out-of-state, and undergraduate degree holders considering graduate school."

As a faculty member, Kock has been essential to the success of TAMIU's Ph.D. program in International Business since 2004.

A native of Brazil, his research has explored biological evolution as an influence on electronic communication and collaboration, and methods for multivariate data analyses. His interest in the former has led to his development of media naturalness theory, which has 1,530 citations on Google Scholar.

His interest in the latter has led to his development of WarpPLS, a nonlinear multivariate data analysis software that has been used in such widely different fields as accounting, epidemiology, exercise physiology, finance, and global environmental change.

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