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

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Cristian Dragos

Babes-Bolyai University

Vasile Dinu

ASE Bucharest; Academy of Romanian Scientists

Ciprian Marcel Pop

Babes-Bolyai University - Department of Marketing

Dan-Cristian Dabija

Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Department of Marketing

Date Written: October 30, 2014

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Dragos, Cristian and Dinu, Vasile and Pop, Ciprian Marcel and Dabija, Dan-Cristian, Scientometric Approach of Productivity in Scholarly Economics and Business (October 30, 2014). 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, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2580071

Cristian Dragos

Babes-Bolyai University ( email )

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Cluj Napoca, 400591
Romania

Vasile Dinu

ASE Bucharest ( email )

Piata Romana, No.6
Bucharest
Romania

Academy of Romanian Scientists ( email )

Romania

Ciprian Marcel Pop

Babes-Bolyai University - Department of Marketing ( email )

Str Teodor Mihali, Nr.58-60
Cluj-Napoca, RO- 400591
Romania

Dan-Cristian Dabija (Contact Author)

Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Department of Marketing ( email )

Str Teodor Mihali, Nr.58-60
Cluj-Napoca, RO- 400591
Romania

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