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WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award given to Hong Kong Polytechnic University College of Business

PHILADELPHIA – ( BUSINESS WIRE ) – Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) and SSRN are pleased to announce the Hong Kong Polytechnic University College of Business as the winner of the 2021 WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award for the Asia Pacific region. As part of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, WRDS enables comprehensive thought leadership, historical analysis, and insight into the latest innovations in academic research.

Each year, awards are given to emerging business schools in the North America, Europe and Asia Pacific regions to highlight innovation and excellence in research. The WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award Series raises the visibility of impact-focused research and the institutions that conduct it. Steve Sheehan, Executive Director of WRDS and Gregg Gordon, Managing Director of SSRN, presented the award to Dr. Edwin Cheng, Dean of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Business, during the Virtual Annual Conference of Asia Pacific of the AACSB.

"A key source of knowledge, research underpins our innovation-driven education and expert consulting," said Dr. Edwin Cheng. “PolyU Business School is pleased to receive this year's Innovation Award and thanks WRDS and SSRN for their recognition. Through our various research centers and specialists for Belt and Road development, branding and marketing, FinTech, leadership and innovation, maritime studies, transportation and logistics, sustainability and business finance, we are open to opportunities for collaboration. that promote research and scholarship ".

"I am delighted to present the WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award to Hong Kong Polytechnic University," said Bob Zarazowski, Managing Director of WRDS. "It is exciting to recognize the groundbreaking research that is being carried out and the school's commitment to advancing its entrepreneurial program."

“SSRN continues to be enthusiastic about the Innovation Award due to the important research being carried out in schools such as the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The world needs more high-quality research and PolyU Business School is providing it in a variety of areas, ”said Gregg Gordon.

Together, WRDS and SSRN, the world's leading academic research network, are driving impact-focused research, changing policies and practices at the regulatory, national and global levels. In addition to the Innovation Award, organizations have developed the WRDS Research Document Series, a searchable repository of all documents submitted to SSRN that cite WRDS in their work.

About WRDS

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) provides the leading research, data analysis and business intelligence platform to global institutions, enabling comprehensive thought leadership, historical analysis, and insight into the latest research innovations. WRDS democratizes access to data so that all disciplines can easily search the data repository for concepts. A variety of unique products developed by WRDS include Classroom by WRDS teaching toolkit designed to introduce business concepts, Learning Pathways curated and guided resources, analysis tools research applications, linking tools and sample programs. With more than 75,000 commercial, academic and government users at more than 500 institutions in more than 35 countries, WRDS is the global gold standard in data management, innovative tools, analytics and research services, all backed by credibility and expertise. Wharton School leadership.

About Wharton School

Founded in 1881 as the world's first university business school, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania is shaping the future of business by incubating ideas, driving knowledge, and creating world-changing leaders. With a faculty of more than 235 renowned professors, Wharton has 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students. Each year, 13,000 professionals from around the world advance their careers through Wharton Executive Education's individual, personalized company and online programs. More than 100,000 Wharton alumni form a powerful global network of leaders who transform business every day. For more information, visit

About SSRN

SSRN is a leading open access and multidisciplinary online repository focused on providing early-stage academic research (Tomorrow’s Research Today) to people in approximately 140 countries around the world. Founded in 1994, it joined Elsevier in May 2016 and has grown to 70 discipline-based research networks with nearly 1,000,000 articles from more than 500,000 authors and users have downloaded more than 150,000,000 articles to the date. Each of the SSRN research networks encourages the exchange of preprints and other early stage research by reviewing and distributing content submitted by researchers and research organizations.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a global information analysis company that helps scientists and clinicians find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and address the most pressing human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the world of research to select and verify scientific knowledge. Today, we are committed to bringing that rigor to a new generation of platforms. Elsevier provides digital tools and solutions in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey, and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes more than 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy . Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analysis and decision tools for professional and commercial clients.

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