e-space
Manchester Metropolitan University's Research Repository

    Value of special issues in the journal of business research: a bibliometric analysis

    Khan, MA, Pattnaik, D, Ashraf, R ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5703-598X, Ali, I, Kumar, S and Donthu, N (2021) Value of special issues in the journal of business research: a bibliometric analysis. Journal of Business Research, 125. pp. 295-313. ISSN 0148-2963

    [img]
    Preview
    Accepted Version
    Download (319kB) | Preview
    [img]
    Preview
    Supplemental Material
    Download (1MB) | Preview
    [img]
    Preview
    Supplemental Material
    Download (3MB) | Preview

    Abstract

    Journal of Business Research (JBR) is a leading peer-reviewed scientific outlet that publishes theories highly relevant to practical business applications. Our study aims to explicate the knowledge creation dynamics (structure and networks) of JBR special issues (SIs) and regular issues (RIs) between 1973 and 2020. Applying bibliometrics, we examine the knowledge structure of JBR SIs by identifying their highly cited publications, prolific authors, and affiliations. In addition, using co-authorship, co-citation, and bibliographic coupling analyses, we investigate the knowledge structures prevailing among the sources citing JBR, its contributing authors, and their affiliations. Our findings indicate that the most prolific authors have US affiliations and that JBR has stronger ties with other leading marketing and management journals, such as the Journal of Marketing, the Journal of Consumer Research, the Journal of Marketing Research, Strategic Management Journal, and Industrial Marketing Management. Bibliographic coupling groups the JBR SI publications into seven clusters identified as consumer behavior of emerging technologies, organizational resources and networks, dynamics of consumer power in marketing, measurement issues, globalization of marketing, future-oriented strategies and tools, and market relationships. Finally, a comparison of JBR SIs with RIs highlights scholarship from more countries with a focus on evolving and current topics.

    Impact and Reach

    Statistics

    Activity Overview
    6 month trend
    2,290Downloads
    6 month trend
    94Hits

    Additional statistics for this dataset are available via IRStats2.

    Altmetric

    Repository staff only

    Edit record Edit record