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Prof. Michael Haenlein has been named on the annual Highly Cited Researchers™ 2020 list from Clarivate in the Economics and Business category.

The highly anticipated annual list “identifies scientists and social scientists who have demonstrated significant and broad influence, reflected in the publication of multiple papers frequently cited by their peers during the last decade.” These highly cited papers rank in the top 1% by citations for a field or fields and publication year in the Web of Science. Of the world’s population of scientists and social scientists, Highly Cited Researchers are 1 in 1,000. Their names are drawn from the publications that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science™ citation index.

Professor Michael Haenlein is in good company since 26 Nobel laureates, including three announced this year, also made this year’s list. “I share this honor, among others, with my friends Dhruv Grewal, Peter Verhoef and V. Kumar, as well as people such as Michael Porter, Eugene Fama, and Thomas Piketty,” commented Michael Haenlein, who is best known for his work on social media, especially the article Users of the World, Unite! co-authored with Professor Andreas Kaplan. A study conducted by Stanford University recently recognized the latter as one of the world's top 2% most-cited researchers.
The sequel to their seminal research paper, Rulers of the world, unite! The challenges and opportunities of Artificial Intelligence indicates how their research interests have evolved.