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13 May 2010 | PR10/83

Loughborough pair named in international paper for export expertise

Two academics from Loughborough University’s Business School have been recognised as world leaders in research into export business and marketing.

Professor of International Marketing Anne Souchon and Professor of Marketing John Cadogan have both been named in a Journal of International Management paper which reviews five decades of business research into exporting.

The pair were included in a power list of the most prolific authors of exporting articles published since 1960 – Professor Souchon ranking 15th in the world and Professor Cadogan coming in 26th.

The article reports the findings of a study which provides a systematic analysis of the content of 821 export business-related articles published in 75 academic journals during the period 1960–2007.

Loughborough is one of just two universities to have more than one academic included in the list - Cadogan and Souchon having published 16 articles on this topic between them, ahead of Cardiff’s 15.

Professor Souchon, who researches the performance implications of different export decision-making types throughout the world, is delighted to be named in the journal. 

“It’s fantastic to be recognised in this paper, it’s always nice to have a pat on the back,” she said. “For the University to also be recognised for its export research is really positive.

“We’ve recently strengthened our research team in this area and hope to continue to develop our position as a centre of excellence for exporting research.” 

Professor Cadogan is also to receive special recognition from the Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences for going above and beyond the call of duty as a reviewer.

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Notes for editors:

1. Information from Leonidou, L.C., et al., Five decades of business research into exporting: a bibliographical analysis, Journal of International Management (2010).

2. Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines

It was awarded the coveted Sunday Times University of the Year 2008-09 title, and is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in national newspaper league tables. In the 2009 National Student Survey, Loughborough was voted one of the top five universities in the UK, and has topped the Times Higher Education league for the UK’s Best Student Experience every year since the poll's inception in 2006. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, the University has been awarded six Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

Loughborough is also the UK’s premier university for sport. It has perhaps the best integrated sports development environment in the world and is home to some of the country’s leading coaches, sports scientists and support staff. It also has the country’s largest concentration of world-class training facilities across a wide range of sports.

It is a member of the 1994 Group of 19 leading research-intensive universities. The Group was established in 1994 to promote excellence in university research and teaching. Each member undertakes diverse and high-quality research, while ensuring excellent levels of teaching and student experience.

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