Research at Suliman S. Olayan School of Business Transforming business thinking in the MENA region

Transforming business thinking through high-quality research, innovation, and knowledge transfer

The school of business aspires to transform business thinking in the MENA region through high-quality research, as well as through effective and innovative learning environments and the mobilization of knowledge in the service of the wider community. OSB aspires to become the region’s premier business school recognized for its production of rigorous and relevant intellectual contributions that advance the knowledge and practice of business in our community in and the world at large. 

  • In 2016, the School was ranked by U.S. News & World Report as No. 1 in overall research quality, research excellence, and research impact despite the relatively smaller size of its faculty compared to other top-ranked schools in the Arab region.  
  • OSB has a number of research hubs and initiatives covering a wide range of research areas, including entrepreneurship, innovation, corporate social responsibility, sustainability data analytics, finance, and corporate governance. 
  • OSB research is organized into centers and interdisciplinary research units that contribute to the development and delivery of OSB's three pillars: enabling world-class business research, learning, and knowledge transfer from our authoritative anchor point within the MENA region.