Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) and SSRN are pleased to announce the Antai College of Economics and Management at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, as the 2020 WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award winner for the Asia Pacific region.
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2020 Asia Pacific region winner of WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award. (Photo: Business Wire)
The WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award series elevates the visibility of impact-focused research and the institutions that conduct it. Each year, awards are presented to rising business schools from North America, Europe and Asia Pacific regions to highlight innovation and research excellence. Together, WRDS and SSRN, the world’s leading scholarly research network, are advancing impact-focused research, changing policy and practice at regulatory, national and global levels. In addition to the Innovation Award, the organizations have developed the WRDS Research Paper Series, a searchable repository of WRDS-cited papers submitted to SSRN.
As a part of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, WRDS provides the leading business intelligence, data analytics and research platform to global institutions – enabling comprehensive thought leadership, historical analysis and insight into the latest innovations in academic research.
Bob Zarazowski, managing director of WRDS, and Gregg Gordon, managing director of SSRN, presented the award to Fangruo Chen, Dean of Antai College of Economics and Management, during the virtual AACSB Asia Pacific Annual Conference.
“WRDS is delighted to recognize and support the impactful research taking place at Antai College of Economics and Management,” said Bob Zarazowski. “We are pleased to highlight the prominence of their work.”
“Research is a central mission for our school, and we will continue to innovate to increase its impact on society,” said Fangruo Chen, Dean, Antai College of Economics and Management. “Thank you for honoring us with the WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award.”
“SSRN continues to be excited about the Innovation Award because of the important research happening at schools like Antai College of Economics and Management, and the world needs more high quality research,” said Gregg Gordon.
SSRN is a worldwide collaborative of 460,000 authors and more than 2.2 million users that is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of research. Founded in 1994, it has grown to over 50 discipline-based research networks. Each of SSRN’s networks encourages the early sharing of research by reviewing and distributing submitted papers from scholars. SSRN encourages readers to communicate directly with authors concerning their own and other’s research. SSRN serves authors and readers in approximately 140 countries around the world.
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