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Business and management in China: A review of empirical research in leading international journals

Published on Jun 27, 2007in Asia Pacific Journal of Management2.74
· DOI :10.1007/s10490-007-9040-9
Diego Quer14
Estimated H-index: 14
(University of Alicante),
Enrique Claver-Cortés37
Estimated H-index: 37
(University of Alicante),
Laura Rienda12
Estimated H-index: 12
(University of Alicante)
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Abstract
China’s growing economic importance has led to a significant increase in the volume of empirical research about business and management in this country during the last few years. This study reviews the 180 empirical papers focusing on the Chinese context that were published in 12 leading international academic journals between 2000 and 2005. A summary of the methodologies used and the topics analysed is offered, along with various rankings of journals, authors, institutions, and papers.
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Estimated H-index: 31
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Estimated H-index: 41
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