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Communication professor ranked in world's top 1%

Professor Stephen Croucher at Massey University's Wellington campus.

Massey Business School’s Professor Stephen Croucher has been ranked in the top one per cent of communications scholars for research productivity.

Professor Croucher, who is head of the School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing and the business school’s regional director for Wellington, was recognised in Communication Education, a quarterly academic journal focused on communication research conducted at universities.

The study, "Scholarly productivity in communication studies: five-year review 2012-2016", analysed trends in research productivity by tracking the publication rates of individual authors in 24 journals that focus on communication studies. It identified 32 individuals considered to be “prolific scholars”.

According to the peer-reviewed article, Professor Croucher was the 17th most productive communication researcher, and the only researcher based outside the United States and Europe to make the list.

Professor Croucher’s research interests range from cross-cultural, organisational, interpersonal and intercultural communication and statistics, to migration and how religion influences communication behaviours. Professor Croucher completed his PhD from University of Oklahoma in 2006 and joined Massey University in 2017.

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