The Influence of Economics Articles on Business Research: Analysis of Journals and Time Trends

19 Pages Posted: 1 Dec 2009

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Ofer H. Azar

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev - Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management

Abstract

This article examines the influence of economics on business research using citation data. The share of economics in citations from business is 10.78% until 1995, but only 6.95% for 1996–2003. Four potential explanations for this decline are discussed: interdisciplinary spillover of research is slower than within a discipline; the increasing use of mathematics in economics made economics less useful for business scholars; economics articles are by their nature more long-lived than business articles; business has grown recently more quickly than economics. The data support the second and fourth explanations. Different research spillover occurs but lasts no more than two years.

Suggested Citation

Azar, Ofer H., The Influence of Economics Articles on Business Research: Analysis of Journals and Time Trends. The Journal of Industrial Economics, Vol. 57, Issue 4, pp. 851-869, December 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1513600 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-6451.2009.00394.x

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