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A Citation Analysis of Business Ethics Research: A Global Perspective

Published on Jul 1, 2016in Journal of Business Ethics3.80
· DOI :10.1007/s10551-014-2533-9
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)
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Abstract
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 weighted normalized research citations received in 2012, implying a potential diminishing global role of US influence in business ethics research over time. Third, the top-ranked US institutions have reduced their business ethics research impact in recent years, while the European institutions have sharply increased theirs.
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Nianhang Xu9
Estimated H-index: 9
(RUC: Renmin University of China),
Kam C. Chan28
Estimated H-index: 28
(Western Kentucky University),
Chih-Hsiang Chang9
Estimated H-index: 9
(NUK: National University of Kaohsiung)
Abstract We conduct rankings on finance programs based on a rich database of citations for all articles from a set of 23 quality finance journals during 1990–2010. Our work represents a new perspective on the evaluation of faculty research as compared to the traditional counting of total number of publications in the literature. Our findings show that the top-five institutions are the University of Chicago, Harvard University, New York University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Duke Univers...
Published on Feb 1, 2016in Business & Society5.01
S. Douglas Beets8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Wake Forest University),
Bruce R. Lewis15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Wake Forest University),
Holly H. Brower12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Wake Forest University)
With growth in the quantity of business ethics journals in recent years, assessments of journal quality are helpful to ethics researchers and administrators, as researchers consider available publication venues, and administrators consider the value of faculty research. The few published evaluations of business ethics journals have predominantly utilized two methods of journal quality determination: citation analysis and surveys of active researchers. This study employs a novel method to assess ...
Published on Oct 1, 2014in Management International Review2.69
Nianhang Xu9
Estimated H-index: 9
(RUC: Renmin University of China),
Winnie P.H. Poon10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Lingnan University),
Kam C. Chan28
Estimated H-index: 28
(Western Kentucky University)
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 ex...
Published on Feb 1, 2014in National Bureau of Economic Research
Richard B. Freeman105
Estimated H-index: 105
(LSE: London School of Economics and Political Science),
Wei Huang8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Harvard University)
This study examines the ethnic identity of authors in over 2.5 million scientific papers written by US-based authors from 1985 to 2008, a period in which the frequency of English and European names among authors fell relative to the frequency of names from China and other developing countries. We find that persons of similar ethnicity co-author together more frequently than predicted by their proportion among authors. Using a measure of homophily for individual papers, we find that greater homop...
Published on Nov 1, 2013in Journal of Business Ethics3.80
Daniel V. Holland7
Estimated H-index: 7
(USU: Utah State University),
Chad Albrecht10
Estimated H-index: 10
(USU: Utah State University)
We conducted an international survey of 211 scholars with expertise in business ethics. Each respondent was asked to identify the three most important issues that business ethics academia will face in the coming decade. Using content analytic procedures, responses were categorized and analyzed for commonalities. The results suggest that the most important issues facing business ethics academia in the future will be the following: (1) issues relating to business ethics education such as curriculu...
Published on Jul 1, 2013in Business Ethics: A European Review2.92
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)
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, ...
Published on Mar 1, 2013in Journal of Empirical Finance1.24
Kam C. Chan28
Estimated H-index: 28
(Western Kentucky University),
Chih-Hsiang Chang9
Estimated H-index: 9
(NUK: National University of Kaohsiung),
Yuanchen Chang2
Estimated H-index: 2
(National Chengchi University)
We conduct rankings on finance journals based on a rich database of citations for all articles from a set of 23 finance journals during 1990–2010. Our study is a major improvement in the literature by directly measuring the impact of each article within a set of finance journals. Our findings in journal citations generally echo the concern in Smith (2004) that some articles in premier journals have no/low impact while some articles in non-premier journals have high impact. In addition, we docume...
Published on Feb 3, 2012in Science41.04
Allen Wilhite11
Estimated H-index: 11
(UAH: University of Alabama in Huntsville),
Eric Fong6
Estimated H-index: 6
(UAH: University of Alabama in Huntsville)
of 45,955 accepted an average of 55.2 articles per journal. By that calculation, the most flagrant offenders may be coercing most of their contribu- tors. However, this calcula- tion does not for variation in the of articles in jour- nals, references article, ciplines. regression analy- ses,
Published on Dec 1, 2011in Business & Society5.01
Chad Albrecht10
Estimated H-index: 10
(USU: Utah State University),
Jeffery A. Thompson7
Estimated H-index: 7
(BYU: Brigham Young University),
Jeffrey L. Hoopes10
Estimated H-index: 10
(UM: University of Michigan)
This article provides a report and commentary on productivity and prestige in business ethics research. Based on a survey that was administered to 320 business ethics scholars worldwide, the authors report a ranking of 15 business schools that are perceived to be leaders in the field of business ethics. Based on these same survey results, the authors investigate which factors may have the strongest relationship to individual publication productivity and perceptions of institutional prestige with...
Published on Mar 1, 2011in European Financial Management1.29
Kam C. Chan28
Estimated H-index: 28
(Western Kentucky University),
Chih-Hsiang Chang9
Estimated H-index: 9
(NUK: National University of Kaohsiung),
Carl R. Chen26
Estimated H-index: 26
(UD: University of Dayton)
We provide a long-term comprehensive assessment of financial research in the European region. As with earlier findings in Chan et al. (2004), the European academic institutions, as a group, perform very well during the 1990–2008 period. Specifically, European institutions exhibit a steady increase in the share of global financial research. During the sample period, the top five institutions were London Business School, INSEAD, Sir John Cass Business School, London School of Economics, and Erasmu...
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Estimated H-index: 29
(SC: University of Southern California),
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Estimated H-index: 19
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Estimated H-index: 9
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Estimated H-index: 8
(Hanken School of Economics),
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Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Vaasa),
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Estimated H-index: 15
(University of Vaasa)
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Published on Jul 1, 2016in International Review of Economics & Finance1.43
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Estimated H-index: 2
(SWUFE: Southwestern University of Finance and Economics),
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Estimated H-index: 28
(Western Kentucky University)
We conduct an updated retrospective evaluation of The International Review of Economics and Finance during 1992–2015. Over its 24years of publication, the journal continued to improve in terms of author diversity in geographic regions and research impact. We observe that the share of authors among Asia-Pacific academic institutions has noticeable increased in recent years. In addition, the journal added a number of special issues to draw the interest of scholars worldwide. Research quality, as i...
Published on Apr 11, 2016in Managerial Finance
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Estimated H-index: 3
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Estimated H-index: 2
(FCU: Feng Chia University)
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Estimated H-index: 27
(UMSL: University of Missouri–St. Louis)
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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)
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Estimated H-index: 11
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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...