WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award Presented to University of Gothenburg at AACSB Conference in Malta

Mireia Gine (Wharton Research Data Services) and Patrik Ström (University of Gothenburg) (Photo: Business Wire)

PHILADELPHIA--()--Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), the leading data research platform and business intelligence tool for corporate, academic and government institutions worldwide, is pleased to announce the University of Gothenburg as the winner of the WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award™ for the EMEA region. The award, created through a unique collaboration with SSRN, the world’s leading research paper repository, and its parent company Elsevier, a global information analytics company specializing in science and health, honors emerging business school that produce exceptional research. A part of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, WRDS provides global corporations, universities and regulatory agencies the thought leadership, data access and analytics needed to enable impactful research.

Dr. Mireia Gine, Director of International Initiatives for WRDS presented the award to Helena Sjöholm and Patrik Ström from the University of Gothenburg during the AACSB EMEA Conference in Malta.

The WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award is an important element of the collaboration. Three winning institutions will be selected annually from across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions based on their ability to demonstrate innovation and research excellence. Winners will receive a monetary prize and promotion. To learn more, go to http://www.whartonwrds.com/about/our-impact

“I am delighted to present the WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award to the University of Gothenburg,” said Mireia Gine, Director of International Initiatives for WRDS. “It is exciting to recognize the excellent research taking place at the University of Gothenburg, and the school’s commitment to advancing its business program.”

“We are honored to receive the WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award. As one of the first Schools in Sweden to use WRDS we see how it strengthens our research. It is also very helpful in meeting the data requirements of students. We are convinced that WRDS will continue to be a useful resource as we improve the research capabilities of the School,” said Associate Professor Jan Marton, Vice Dean, the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg.

Gregg Gordon, Managing Director of SSRN, added: “On behalf of everyone at SSRN, I am pleased to congratulate the University of Gothenburg on winning this WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award. The award and the WRDS Research Paper Series, a new, searchable platform on SSRN that showcases research conducted by WRDS, offer business programs and researchers greater visibility and opportunities to share their important work.”


SSRN is a worldwide collaborative of over 330,600 authors and more than 2.2 million users that is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of research. Founded in 1994, it is now composed of a number of specialized research networks. Each of SSRN’s networks encourages the early distribution of research results by reviewing and distributing submitted abstracts and full text papers from scholars around the world. SSRN encourages readers to communicate directly with other subscribers and authors concerning their own and other’s research. Through email abstract eJournals SSRN currently reaches over 400,000 people in approximately 140 different countries.


Elsevier is a global information analytics company that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, more than 35,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray’s Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information and analytics to professionals and business customers, in a wide range of industries. www.elsevier.com


Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is the leading business intelligence, data analytics, and financial research platform for global institutions ̶ enabling comprehensive thought leadership, historical analysis, and insight into the latest innovations in academic research.

WRDS provides researchers with one location to access over 250 terabytes of data across multiple disciplines including Accounting, Banking, Economics, ESG, Finance, Healthcare, Insurance, Marketing, and Statistics. Flexible data delivery options include a powerful web query method that reduces research time, the WRDS Cloud for executing research and strategy development, and the WRDS client server using PCSAS, Matlab, and R. Our Analytics team, doctoral-level support and rigorous data review and validation give clients the confidence to tailor research within complex databases and create a wide range of reliable data models.

An award-winning data research platform for over 50,000 commercial, academic, and government users in 30+ countries, WRDS is the global gold standard in data management and research ̶ all backed by the credibility and leadership of the Wharton School.


Founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. With a broad global community and one of the most published business school faculties, Wharton creates economic and social value around the world. The Wharton School has 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 9,000 participants in executive education programs annually and a powerful alumni network of 96,000 graduates.


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