Jason Thatcher (left), Varun Grover and Heshan Sun

Jason Thatcher (left), Varun Grover and Heshan Sun

CLEMSON — The Association for Information Systems (AIS) has ranked the research output of the Clemson University’s College of Business and Behavioral Science among the top 10 institutions in the world of management information systems research.

In the 2014 AIS update, Clemson ranked No. 6 in the world for 2011-2013 based on the six leading AIS journals.

Three Clemson faculty members are ranked in the top 100 researchers list: Varun Grover, the William S. Lee Distinguished Professor of Information Systems, was ranked No. 1. Grover has been consistently ranked among the top five in the world over the past six years.

The AIS also listed professors Heshan Sun and Jason Thatcher as top researchers, ranked No. 18 and 73, respectively.

There are more than 7,000 active researchers in the management information systems field globally.

“Our information systems researchers are highly regarded within their field and continue to be a leading force within international community,” said management department chairman Sri Sridharan. “We are very fortunate to have Drs. Grover, Sun and Thatcher in our information systems group at Clemson. The research they are doing has inspired the international community and served as drivers for excellence in research.”