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Predominant Sources and Contributors of Influential Business Ethics Research: Evidence and Implications from a Threshold Citation Analysis

Published on Jul 1, 2013in Business Ethics: A European Review 3.03
· DOI :10.1111/beer.12024
Kam C. Chan28
Estimated H-index: 28
(Western Kentucky University),
Hung-Gay Fung27
Estimated H-index: 27
(UMSL: University of Missouri–St. Louis),
Jot Yau11
Estimated H-index: 11
(SU: Seattle University)
Abstract
Influential or frequently cited business ethics research does not appear in a vacuum; our study reveals its predominant sources and contributors by discipline. By examining citations from articles published in three top business ethics journals (Journal of Business Ethics, Business Ethics Quarterly and Business Ethics: A European Review) over the period 2004–2008, we document that the preponderance of influential business ethics research comes primarily from the management faculty. In addition, management journals and management books are the predominant sources for influential business ethics research. Further, among the management fields, organizational behavior and organizational structure predominate leadership and strategy as the major subject areas for influential business ethics research, suggesting that this influential body of research is focused on a micro rather than on a macro context. These empirical results lend credence to the perception that there is a silo effect in influential business ethics research and suggest that business ethics research in a micro context might have permeated to the teaching of business ethics.
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Published on Jun 14, 2010in Business Ethics: A European Review 3.03
M Painter-Morland11
Estimated H-index: 11
(DePaul University)
This paper argues that corporate Codes of Ethics lose their ability to further moral responsiveness because of the narrow instrumental purposes that inform their adoption and use. It draws on Jacques Derrida's reading of Emmanuel Levinas to argue that, despite the fact that all philosophical language entails a certain violence, corporate Codes of Ethics could potentially play a more meaningful role in furthering ethical questioning within corporations. The paper argues that Derrida's reading of ...
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Published on Jan 1, 2010
Hung-Gay Fung27
Estimated H-index: 27
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Sheryl A. Law1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Jot Lau1
Estimated H-index: 1
Socially responsible investment (SRI) is becoming increasingly popular and can be potentially rewarding to all parties concerned. This book discusses the opportunities, challenges, and practices of SRI in a global financial environment in a consistent and integrated framework of risk management. It also covers a wide variety of environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) issues related to various participants, such as values-based retail, institutional investors, corporations, banks, s...
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Published on Feb 1, 2010in Journal of Business Ethics 2.92
Hsing-Chau Tseng4
Estimated H-index: 4
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Chi-Hsiang Duan3
Estimated H-index: 3
+ 1 AuthorsHsiang-Jui Kung2
Estimated H-index: 2
(GS: Georgia Southern University)
The main purpose of this study is to explore and map the intellectual structure of business ethics studies during 1997–2006 by analyzing 85,000 cited references of 3,059 articles from three business ethics related journals in SSCI and SCI databases. In this article, co-citation analysis and social network analysis techniques are used to research intellectual structure of the business ethics literature. We are able to identify the important publications and the influential scholars as well as the...
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Published on Nov 1, 2009in Strategic Management Journal 5.48
Jose I. Galan13
Estimated H-index: 13
(University of Salamanca),
Maria J. Sanchez-Bueno9
Estimated H-index: 9
(University of Salamanca)
This study analyzes whether a diversification strategy facilitates subsequent divisionalization (and hence that ‘structure follows strategy’), and/or whether the multidivisional structure leads to a diversification strategy (and hence that ‘strategy follows structure’). In theoretical terms, this study is original in that it institutes a debate between the Chandler thesis and other perspectives that challenge the generalizability of the strategy‐structure nexus. Interestingly, this new study wit...
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Published on Mar 11, 2009in The Multinational Business Review
Kam C. Chan28
Estimated H-index: 28
(Western Kentucky University),
Hung-Gay Fung27
Estimated H-index: 27
(UMSL: University of Missouri–St. Louis),
Wai K. Leung11
Estimated H-index: 11
(CUHK: The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
We examine the citations from four international business (IB) journals over 2000‐2004 to show the areas, the journals, and the institutions that impact IB research. The leading works that influence IB research are primarily management journals, scholarly books, and IB journals. IB research is published in non‐IB journals, as well and this has influenced the recent research in IB journals. U.S. and non‐U.S. academic institutions and non‐academic organizations are among the top 100 institutions t...
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Published on Mar 1, 2009in Accounting and Finance 1.54
Kam C. Chan28
Estimated H-index: 28
(Western Kentucky University),
Kartono Liano11
Estimated H-index: 11
(MSU: Mississippi State University)
We use a threshold citation approach to measure the influence of articles, journals, institutions and researchers in accounting research. The Journal of Accounting Research, the Journal of Accounting and Economics and Accounting Review are the 3 most influential journals in accounting research. The 3 most influential institutions in accounting research are the University of Chicago, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Michigan, while the 3 most frequently cited authors in accoun...
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Published on Feb 1, 2009in The Financial Review
Kam C. Chan28
Estimated H-index: 28
(Western Kentucky University),
Carl R. Chen26
Estimated H-index: 26
(UD: University of Dayton),
Hung-Gay Fung27
Estimated H-index: 27
(UMSL: University of Missouri–St. Louis)
We examine pedigree and placement effects of research productivity in finance and find a notable placement effect: authors who are currently affiliated with “elite” institutions tend to be more productive, especially among the top three finance journals. The placement effect, however, weakens in more recent years. We also observe a pedigree effect in the top three journals, where there is a higher concentration of publications by authors with degrees from “elite” institutions. We provide ranking...
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Published on Jan 1, 2004in Journal of Scholarly Publishing 0.45
Karen Paul14
Estimated H-index: 14
Business & Society (BS however, BEQ and B&S are favoured by experts in their respective sub-disciplines, with B&S citations indicating a closer relationship to the Academy of Management journals.
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Published on Jul 1, 1999in Journal of Business Ethics 2.92
A. L. Minkes1
Estimated H-index: 1
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M. W. Small1
Estimated H-index: 1
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S. R. Chatterjee1
Estimated H-index: 1
This paper reviews the relationship between organisational leadership, corporate governance and business ethics, and considers the implications for management. Business ethics is defined, and the causes and consequences of unethical behavior are discussed. Issues pertaining to leadership, subordinate and organisation responsibility for business ethics are considered. The changing role of business leaders and the new concept of 'corporate governance' are examined, with an increasing importance be...
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Published on Apr 1, 1993in Long Range Planning 3.22
Malcolm J. Morgan1
Estimated H-index: 1
Abstract The paper argues that corporate culture can be a practical management tool and should be incorporated into the organizational processes aimed at managing strategic change. Differing definitions of culture are examined and the conclusion is drawn that its best practical use is as a contingent variable within an open systems framework of strategic analysis. A contingency framework for the cultural analysis of organizations is then constructed in which key situational variables impacting u...
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Published on Apr 1, 2019in Business Ethics: A European Review 3.03
Payman Tajalli (Macquarie University), Steven Segal5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Macquarie University)
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Published on Jul 1, 2018in Journal of Business Ethics 2.92
Pedro Vazquez2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Austral University)
In spite of the considerable development of research in the fields of business ethics and family business, a comprehensive review and integration of the area where both disciplines intersect has not been undertaken so far. This paper aims at contributing to the call for more research on family business ethics by answering the following research questions: What is the status of the current research at the intersection of business ethics and family business? Why and how do family firms differ from...
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Published on Jul 1, 2016in Journal of Management & Organization 1.19
Muhammad Aftab Alam3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Iqra University),
Nadeem Talib3
Estimated H-index: 3
(National University of Modern Languages)
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Published on Jul 1, 2016in Journal of Business Ethics 2.92
Kam C. Chan28
Estimated H-index: 28
(Western Kentucky University),
Anna Fung2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UW: University of Washington)
+ 1 AuthorsJot Yau6
Estimated H-index: 6
(SU: Seattle University)
This study provides a global perspective on citations of articles published in ten business ethics journals between 1999 and 2012 and establishes three findings. First, the results indicate that Journal of Business Ethics and Business and Society are the two top business ethics journals based on the distribution of normalized citations received. Second, although North America, particularly the US, remains the top producer of business ethics research, it has been surpassed by Europe in terms of w...
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Published on Apr 11, 2016in Managerial Finance
Kam C. Chan28
Estimated H-index: 28
(Western Kentucky University),
Anna Fung2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UW: University of Washington)
+ 1 AuthorsJot Yau11
Estimated H-index: 11
(SU: Seattle University)
Purpose - – The purpose of this paper is to provide a selective review of literature and presents a conceptual framework in journal and institution rankings. Several streams of ranking literature are analyzed. Design/methodology/approach - – The authors provide a conceptual framework to analyze the literature of journal and school ranking. Thus, several streams of ranking literature are analyzed to support the conceptual framework. Findings - – Through the lens of a context-driven framework, the...
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Published on Mar 1, 2016in Scientometrics 2.17
Yu-Wei Chang7
Estimated H-index: 7
(NTU: National Taiwan University)
This study investigated the influence of the principle of least effort (PLE) introduced by Zipf in his 1949 work, Human Behavior and the Principle of Least Effort: An Introduction to Human Ecology. The influence of the PLE was measured by examining articles across various disciplines published between 1950 and 2013 that cited Zipf's original work. Our findings show that Zipf's law was the most influential concept embedded in the original work, with the PLE being the second most cited concept. Al...
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Published on Jan 1, 2016in Business Ethics: A European Review 3.03
Barbara Culiberg8
Estimated H-index: 8
(University of Ljubljana),
Katarina Katja Mihelič5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of Ljubljana)
The paper investigates the ethical decisions of Millennials, who are not only part of an expanding cohort of the workforce, but also represent potential future managers with a growing influence on work practices and employment relationships. In the conceptual model, we propose that three ethical frames of reference, represented by perceived organisational ethics, perceived employee ethics and reflective moral attentiveness, antecede ethical judgements, which further influence the ethical intenti...
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