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The transaction costs theory in international business research: a bibliometric study over three decades
Published on Mar 1, 2014in Scientometrics 2.17
· DOI :10.1007/s11192-013-1172-8
Manuel Portugal Ferreira12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Instituto Politécnico Nacional),
Cláudia Frias Pinto4
Estimated H-index: 4
Fernando Ribeiro Serra8
Estimated H-index: 8
Transaction costs theory (TCT) has long been an important conceptual lens for examining International Business (IB) phenomena and perhaps especially relevant for the study of multinational corporations, entry mode choices and location selection. In this paper we examine the extent to which TCT been used and has impacted IB research. Methodologically, we conduct a bibliometric study of the articles published on nine top journals for publishing IB-related research. We use Jean-Francois Hennart's research as the key marker for TCT in IB research given that Hennart's work has been a hallmark in the discipline. On a sample of 377 articles published between 1982 and 2010, and using the works rather than the authors as the unit of analysis, we analyze citations, co-citations and a spatial visualization of the intellectual research themes delved into. Our analyses provide insights on the influence of Hennart but more broadly of TCT on IB research over the past three decades. We conclude that the TCT has a pervasive influence on a large array of IB research and that Hennart's work is boundary-spanning, connecting several research themes.
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Tapas Kumar Raut1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad),
Sada Bihari Sahu1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad),
Shantanu Ganguly1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad)
Highlights the distribution of various forms of publication, authorship trends, most frequently cited periodicals and geographical distribution of the literature in the area of strategic management. It is found that researchers use journals more frequently than other from of documents and authorship pattern concentrated mainly on single and joint authors in books where as in journals. The top ranking journals in the field of strategic management are Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Manag...
3 Citations
Published on Jan 1, 1994
Virgil Pasquale Diodato1
Estimated H-index: 1
This dictionary contains non-technical information on 225 key terms in bibliometrics - the application of mathematical and statistical techniques to the study of publishing and professional communication.
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Published on Jul 1, 1992in Management International Review 2.28
P. R. Chandy1
Estimated H-index: 1
Pradeep Gopalakrishna1
Estimated H-index: 1
P.R. Chandy, Professor of Finance and Toulouse Scholar, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, U.S.A. Pradeep Gopalakrishna, Assistant Professor of Marketing, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY, U.S.A. Introduction Publishing represents the scholarly contributions of individuals and plays a significant part in faculty and institutional evaluations. Because of the importance of publishing, there is considerable interest among scholars in getting a better understanding of the relative quantity of p...
8 Citations
Published on Aug 22, 2008in Journal of Strategy and Management
Olivier Furrer18
Estimated H-index: 18
(Radboud University Nijmegen),
D. Sudharshan1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Radboud University Nijmegen)
+ 1 AuthorsMaria Tereza Alexandre4
Estimated H-index: 4
(University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)
Purpose – This paper, anchored in the resource‐based view of the firm, attempts to develop linkages between firm‐level resources, Porter's competitive strategy space and firm performance and explores them in the context of a new industry – the marketing technology industry.Design/methodology/approach – In the marketing technology industry the authors classify resource configurations (generalists, specialists, innovators) which group firms with distinctive competences on similar resource dimensio...
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Published on Sep 1, 1987in Management Information Systems Quarterly 5.43
Mary J. Culnan1
Estimated H-index: 1
(American University)
This study is the second of two studies which assess the intellectual development of MIS. The present study documents the current intellectual structure of MIS research based on an author co-citation analysis. Five invisible colleges, or informal clusters of research activity, were identified (foundations; psychological approaches to MIS design and use; MIS management; organizational approaches to MIS design and use; and curriculum). When contrasted with the earlier study, these results suggest ...
321 Citations Source Cite
Published on Jan 1, 1981
Alan M. Rugman55
Estimated H-index: 55
820 Citations
Published on Jan 1, 1989in Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 1.30
Benjamin Gomes-Casseres8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Harvard University)
Abstract This paper explains how multinational enterprises (MNEs) select ownership structures for their foreign manufacturing subsidiaries. It extends the literature on the economics of the MNE and provides new statistical tests of its theoretical predictions. MNEs are found to prefer a joint venture with a host-country firm over a wholly owned subsidiary when: (I) the capabilities of the local firm complement those of the MNE; (2) the contributions of both firms are costlier to transfer contrac...
488 Citations Source Cite
Published on Jan 1, 1975
Oliver E. Williamson70
Estimated H-index: 70
(University of California, Berkeley)
This study analyzes organization of economic activity within and between markets and hierarchies. It considers the transaction to be the ultimate unit of microeconomic analysis, and defines hierarchical transactions as ones for which a single administrative entity spans both sides of the transaction, some form of subordination prevails and, typically, consolidated ownership obtains. Discusses the advantages of the transactional approach by examining three issues: price discrimination, insurance,...
1,970 Citations
Published on Jan 1, 1960
Stephen Hymer8
Estimated H-index: 8
The story about the delayed publication of this seminal work is by now probably familiar to most specialists in international business. As reported in his laudatory introduction, Professor Kindleberger recommended Hymer's doctoral dissertation for publication by the M.I.T. Press in 1960. The publication committee of the Department of Economics at M.l.T. rejected publication of the thesis, one of the reasons being that "the argument was too simple and straightforward." Hymer apparently did not bo...
2,304 Citations
Published on Jan 1, 1983
J. Peter Killing1
Estimated H-index: 1
List of Tables. List of Figures. Preface. 1. The Joint Venture Paradox. 2. How Joint Should a Venture Be? 3. Comparative Case Studies: Dominant and Shared Ventures on the Seabed. 4. How to Design a Share Management Joint Venture. 5. The Art of Managing Share Joint Ventures. 6. Options for Technology-seeking Firms: Joint Ventures as a Mechanism for Technology Transfer. 7. Bringing Technology to North America. 8. A Managerial Perspective. Bibliography. Index.
718 Citations
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Published on Apr 25, 2015in International Business Research
Kelly Carvalho Vieira1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Universidade Federal de Lavras),
Valderí de Castro Alcantara1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Universidade Federal de Lavras)
+ 2 AuthorsDaniel Carvalho de Rezende4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Universidade Federal de Lavras)
The objective of this research was to analyze the academic literature focusing on how product packaging influences consumer behavior through the use of a bibliometric study. To accomplish this, we analyzed 111 articles, published from 1982 to 2014, indexed in the Web of Science database maintained by Thomson Reuters (formerly the ISI Web of Knowledge). For the analysis, we used descriptive statistics, bibliometric analyses, and networks to explore characteristics of the articles that related to ...
1 Citations Source Cite
Published on Feb 1, 2015in International Journal of Hospitality Management 3.44
Mehmet Ali Koseoglu9
Estimated H-index: 9
(Minot State University),
Yasin Sehitoglu5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Gazi University),
Jana L. Craft5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Winona State University)
Abstract This study explores the academic foundations of hospitality management research within an emerging country using bibliometric analysis – citation and co-citation analysis. Turkey was chosen as a starting point to assess existing research within an emerging country framework because of the large impact of tourism and hospitality (T/H) on the economy and increasing amount of academic research in the field. A total of 76 hospitality management research articles from 1992 to 2013 were found...
20 Citations Source Cite
Published on Jul 1, 2016in BRQ Business Research Quarterly 2.41
Mehmet Ali Koseoglu9
Estimated H-index: 9
(American University of the Middle East)
Abstract The main objective of this study is to investigate the intellectual structure and evolution of author collaborations from articles published in the Strategic Management Journal between 1980 and 2014. This assessment includes the general view of authorship, authorship patterns, author productivity, ranking of authors, visualization of the co-authorship network, comparison of strategic management co-authorship network attributes with those of other disciplines, the evolution of main compo...
18 Citations Source Cite
Published on Jan 1, 2015
Fernando Antonio2
Estimated H-index: 2
Ribeiro Serra2
Estimated H-index: 2
+ 2 AuthorsPortugal Vasconcelos Ferreira3
Estimated H-index: 3
3 Citations
Published on Jan 1, 2016
Kijpokin Kasemsap1
Estimated H-index: 1
4 Citations Source Cite
Published on Sep 1, 2016in Scientometrics 2.17
Cristina López-Duarte9
Estimated H-index: 9
(University of Oviedo),
Marta M. Vidal-Suárez6
Estimated H-index: 6
(University of Oviedo)
+ 1 AuthorsNuno Rosa Reis5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Polytechnic Institute of Leiria)
This review is a comprehensive quantitative analysis of the International Business literature whose focus is on national culture. The analysis relies on a broad range of bibliometric techniques as productivity rankings, citation analysis (individual and cumulative), study of collaborative research patterns, and analysis of the knowledge base. It provides insights on (1) faculty and institutional research productivity and performance; (2) articles, institutions, and scholars' influence in the con...
5 Citations Source Cite
Published on Dec 1, 2016in Eurasian Economic Review
Magdalena Olczyk3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Gdańsk University of Technology)
Abstract Over the last three decades there has been growing interest in international competitiveness research. However, as evidenced by the academic literature, there is a lack of systematic chronological studies synthesizing how this field has evolved over time. The main aim of this paper is to consolidate the state of the art of academic research on international competitiveness in the discipline of economics by using a new method: a bibliometric study of the economics literature published ov...
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Published on Feb 17, 2017in Economics of Innovation and New Technology
Anders Broström9
Estimated H-index: 9
(Royal Institute of Technology),
Staffan Karlsson8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Royal Institute of Technology)
This paper accounts for the development of the academic endeavour to determine the firm-level relationship between investments in R&D and productivity. The impact of 28 highly cited publications within this line of study is investigated using a combination of bibliometric techniques and citation function analysis. We show how the attention paid to this line of research broadens and deepens in parallel to the diffusion of innovation as a research theme during 2000s. Our findings also suggest that...
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Published on Oct 1, 2016in Rae-revista De Administracao De Empresas 0.40
Geraldo Cardoso de Oliveira Neto5
Estimated H-index: 5
Fabio Ytoshi Shibao2
Estimated H-index: 2
Moacir Godinho Filho15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Federal University of São Carlos)
The application of cleaner production (CP) practices in companies is not commonplace in Brazil. Moreover, there are significant difficulties in establishing partnerships among universities, companies, and the government. However, an increase in the number of companies concerned about the impacts of industrial activities on the environment has enabled the development of CP research. Hence, using a literature review and a bibliometric analysis to quantify the scientific production of CP, published...
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