Business Research in the Nordic Countries: An Analysis of Research Output Across Countries, Disciplines, and Institutions

Nordic Journal of Business, Vol. 64, No. 4, pp. 263-293, 2015

48 Pages Posted: 10 Nov 2015 Last revised: 23 Mar 2016

Date Written: December 10, 2015

Abstract

This paper examines the state of business research in the Nordic countries over the period 2005-2015. Using publication data from the leading peer-reviewed business and economics journals, we analyze Nordic research output across countries, disciplines, and academic institutions. Our results indicate that the Nordic countries have been very productive in business research. Despite the small number of contributing institutions, the Nordic universities account for approximately 5 percent of the total research output published in the leading journals. We also document a distinct upward trend in the share of Nordic output over the sample period. The most prolific country is Sweden, followed by Denmark, Norway, and Finland. The top-ranked Nordic institutions in terms of research output are Copenhagen Business School, Aalto University, and Stockholm School of Economics, although substantial discipline-specific differences are also observed.

Keywords: Business research, research output, journal publications, Nordic business schools, university rankings

JEL Classification: A1, M1, M2, M3, M4

Suggested Citation

Sihvonen, Jukka and Vähämaa, Sami, Business Research in the Nordic Countries: An Analysis of Research Output Across Countries, Disciplines, and Institutions (December 10, 2015). Nordic Journal of Business, Vol. 64, No. 4, pp. 263-293, 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2688431 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2688431

Jukka Sihvonen

Aalto University ( email )

P.O. Box 21210
Helsinki, 00101
Finland

Sami Vähämaa (Contact Author)

University of Vaasa ( email )

P.O. Box 700
Vaasa, FI-65101
Finland
+358 29 449 8455 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.uva.fi/~sami

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