The influence of economics articles on business research: Analysis of journals and time trends

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)851-869
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Industrial Economics
Volume57
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Accounting
  • Business, Management and Accounting (all)
  • Economics and Econometrics

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