Scientometric Approach of Productivity in Scholarly Economics and Business
Cristian Mihai Dragos, Vasile Dinu, Ciprian Marcel Pop & Dan Cristian Dabija (2014) Scientometric approach of productivity in scholarly economics and business, Economic Research-Ekonomska Istraživanja, 27:1, 496-507, DOI: 10.1080/1331677X.2014.974337
Posted: 19 Mar 2015
Date Written: October 30, 2014
Some scientometric studies attempt to explain the factors affecting a country’s scientific output, which is usually measured by proxy variables such as the number of articles and citations in internationally-renowned journals. This paper highlights the main drivers for scientific output in economics and business, namely, financing of education and research, population size, the number of scholarly journals and English as the official language. We use multiple OLS regressions and data provided by Web of Knowledge and the World Bank covering 56 nations. The study also highlights the relationship between scientific output and the efficiency in using the research funding. The rankings of sample countries show that there is a learning process at national level, the output being doubled by efficiency.
Keywords: scientific productivity; R&D financing; bibliometric analysis; OLS regression
JEL Classification: C21, O31, O32
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