Top Professors on Twitter

On the LDRLB podcast (@LDRLB), we draw much of our content from the research and writings of the world’s top professors. Most are from business schools, others from a variety of fields relevant to leading organizations. These professors consistently build upon the body of knowledge and further the goal of evidence-based leadership. We thought it’d be worthwhile to share with you the people we learn the most from. Below you’ll find who we feel are the 2014 top 50 professors on twitter, broken into lists around leadership, innovation, and strategy, as well as five at-large professors.

Bill George, Harvard Business School, @Bill_George
Adam Grant, Wharton School of Finance, @AdamMGrant
Monique Valcour, EDHEC, @MoniqueValcour
Karl Moore, McGill University, @ProfKJMoore
Gianpiero PetriglieriINSEAD, @GPetriglieri
Stew Friedman, Wharton School of Finance, @StewFriedman
Sir Cary Cooper, Lancaster University, @ProfCaryCooper
CV Harquail, Howe School of Business, @CVHarquail
Bret SimmonsUniversity of Nevada-Reno, @DrBret
Mark EspositoHarvard University, @Exp_Mark
Ian McCarthyBeedie School of Business, @Toffeemen68
Gautum MukundaHarvard Business School, @GMukunda
Thomas Roulet, University of Bath, @ThomRoulet
Terri GriffithSanta Clara University, @TerriGriffith
Patrick J. Murphy, DePaul University, @ProfPJM

Richard Florida, Rotman School of Management, @Richard_Florida
Clayton ChristensenHarvard Business School, @ClayChristensen
Calestous Juma, Harvard University, @Calestous
Alf RehnÅbo Akademi University, @AlfRehn
Marcel Bogers, University of Southern Denmark, @Bogers
Cyndi BurnettBuffalo State College, @CyndiBurnett
Diego Rodriguez, Stanford University @Metacool
Bob SuttonStanford University, @Work_Matters
Karim R. Lakhani, Harvard Business School @KLakhani
Tim KastelleUniversity of Queensland, @TimKastelle
Tor Gronsund, University of Olso, @Tor
Frank PillerRWTH Aachen University, @MassCustom
Tina Selig, Stanford University, @TSeelig
Bill FischerIMD Business School, @Bill_Fischer
Gary Hamel, London Business School, @ProfHamel

Michael PorterHarvard Business School, @MichaelEPorter
Estelle MetayerMcGill University, @Competia
Ioannis Ioannou, London Business School, @iioannoulbs
Rita McGrath, Columbia Business School @RGMcGrath
Teppo FelinUniversity of Oxford, @TeppoFelin
Roger Martin, Rotman School of Management, @RogerLMartin
Peter G. KleinUniversity of Missouri-Columbia, @PeterGKlein
Mislek Piskorski Harvard Business School, @MPiskorski
Kevin BoudreauLondon Business School, @KevinJBoudreau
Sheen S. LevineColumbia University, @SSLevine
Freek Vermeulen, London Business School, @Freek_Vermeulen
Marion Debruyne, Vlerick Business School, @MarionDebruyne
Robin TeiglandStockholm School of Economics, @RobinTeigland
Dan Elfenbein, Washington University, @OrgStratProf
Sydney Finkelstein, Tuck School of Management, @SydFinkelstein

Honorable Mentions
Terry Linhart, Bethel College,@ TerryLinhart
Teresa AmabileHarvard Business School @TeresaAmabile
Terri Scandura, University of Miami, @TerriScandura
Michael RobertoBryant University, @MichaelARoberto
Nadia Kazim, Higher Colleges of Technology @Nadiakazim

If you’re wondering about methodology, we relied on past winners and new nominations to create the field. Then we opted to use Klout scores in lieu of follower count in the hopes that it rewarded professors who focus their influence on smaller fields as much as the top thought leaders. This list was compiled primarily by another professor, David Burkus (@davidburkus).