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Title: Scientometric Dimensions: An Analysis on International Business Literature
Authors: Bhardwaj, Rajesh Kumar
Keywords: Scientometrics
Citation Analysis
Content Analysis
Literature Analysis
International Business
Web of Science
Issue Date: 12-Mar-2015
Publisher: INFLIBNET Centre
Abstract: The paper discusses the trend of world literature on “International Business” in terms of the output of research publications as indexed in the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) during the period from 2004 to 2013. A total of 3131 journals and 1623 papers were indexed on international business in the database during the 10 year study period. The average number of papers published per year was 162.30. The highest numbers of papers, i.e., 268 (16.513%)were published in the year 2010. The author Eden L and Causgil S Thave shared the top position who wrote the highest publications, i.e., 13 (0.801%) each. The source title Journal of International Business Studies contained the highest number with 359 (22.12%) publications. The most popular research area is Business Economics in which the highest number of publications, i.e., 1442 (88.848%) counted. The United States contributed highest number of publications, i.e., 616 (37.954%) among the total of 62counties who contributed on the subject. Most productive institution was University of Leeds, which contributed a total of 28 (1.1164%) publications among the total of 513 organizations. Articles amounted to 1,329 (81.885%) of the literature on international business. The study will help researchers and authors who can identify the most appropriate, influential journals in which to publish, as well as confirm the status of journals in which they have published. It will help professors, academicians and students who can discover where to find the current reading list in their respective fields. The publishers and editors can determine journals’ influence in the market place and review editorial functions. The educational institutions, business groups, to look into the trends and make appropriate policies related to international business on the basis of inferences depicted from the analysis. The administrators, policy and planning makers can track bibliometric and citation patterns to make strategic and funding decisions.The librarians and information analysts can support selection or removal of journals from their collections, and determine how long to keep each journal in the collection before archiving it.
ISBN: 978-93-81232-05-7
Appears in Collections:CALIBER 2015: Shimla,HP

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