Title

Contributing institutions and authors in international business research : a quality-based assessment

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Management International Review

Publication Date

10-1-2014

Volume

54

Issue

5

First Page

735

Last Page

755

Keywords

Citations, International business, Ranking

Abstract

We use a quality-based approach to assess contributing institutions and authors in international business (IB) research. Specifically, we use Google Scholar citations of individual articles to weigh the number of IB research articles in core IB and other non-IB elite journals. Our approach mitigates concerns about the quality difference among articles across different journals and within individual journals. We find evidence to suggest that IB research in the European and Asia-Pacific regions exhibits an upward trend over the 1995-2011 period. With respect to institutional research quality, we document that an IB program with faculty members working with their peers in foreign countries and the presence of a doctoral program can enhance an institution's research quality. Prolific authors are very mobile and typically have global experience.

DOI

10.1007/s11575-014-0207-6

Print ISSN

09388249

E-ISSN

18618901

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Recommended Citation

Xu, N., Poon, W. P. H., & Chan, K. C. (2014). Contributing institutions and authors in international business research: A quality-based assessment. Management International Review, 54(5), 735-755. doi: 10.1007/s11575-014-0207-6