Contributing Forces in Entrepreneurship Research: A Global Citation Analysis

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Nianhang Xu

Renmin University of China - School of Business

Yining Chen

Western Kentucky University

Anna Fung

University of Washington

Kam C. Chan

Western Kentucky University - Department of Accounting and Finance

Date Written: January 2018

Abstract

We use Resource Dependency Theory and Human Capital Theory to explain entrepreneurship research, which is a relatively new research field over the last decade. Using citation analysis based on a rich database of 191,695 citations on 2,154 entrepreneurship articles published in leading journals from 2002 to 2013, we find that geographic diversity, international collaboration, top research scholars, and top research institutions enhance entrepreneurship research quality, which is measured by the number of citations per article. Leading institutions in entrepreneurship research are not long‐established research institutions. Entrepreneurship presents itself as a unique opportunity for a wider range of institutions and scholars to collaborate and develop expertise and leadership research.

Suggested Citation

Xu, Nianhang and Chen, Yining and Fung, Anna and Chan, Johnny, Contributing Forces in Entrepreneurship Research: A Global Citation Analysis (January 2018). Journal of Small Business Management, Vol. 56, Issue 1, pp. 179-201, 2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3090719 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jsbm.12367

Nianhang Xu (Contact Author)

Renmin University of China - School of Business ( email )

Beijing
China

Yining Chen

Western Kentucky University ( email )

KY
United States

Anna Fung

University of Washington

Johnny Chan

Western Kentucky University - Department of Accounting and Finance ( email )

Bowling Green, KY 42101
United States

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