A citation analysis of business history and related disciplines

Authored by: Abe de Jong , David Higgins , Hugo van Driel

The Routledge Companion to Business History

Print publication date:  December  2016
Online publication date:  December  2016

Print ISBN: 9780415855563
eBook ISBN: 9780203736036
Adobe ISBN: 9781135007836


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This chapter describes citation patterns which have emerged from our analysis of business history appearing in key academic journals and monographs. Articles and books relate to each other via citations of earlier works. A common justification for citation analyses is that referencing reveals the extent to which academic work influences other scholars inside and outside a particular discipline. The analysis of referencing has multiple goals, including: determining the most-cited works in a field, and describing citation practices in a discipline and citation relations between disciplines.

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