Professor Alfredo De Massis and Professor Sascha Kraus were named to the Clarivate list of top scientists. In their category – “Economics & Business” - there are only three other professors in Italy recognized as Highly-cited researchers.
According to Clarivate, “the Highly Cited Researcher status is awarded to those researchers who have demonstrated significant and broad influence in their field(s) of research”.
There are in total 7,125 Highly Cited Researcher designations in 2023. More info on the list here: https://clarivate.com/highly-cited-researchers/faqs/