Key Authors in Business and Management Education Research: Productivity, Topics, and Future Directions

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Previous studies of author productivity in business and management education (BME) research have focused on single disciplinary areas, and even single journals. This study is the first to examine the productivity of BME scholars across multiple disciplinary areas (i.e., accounting, economics, finance, information systems, management, marketing, and operations/supply chain management). We analyzed a pool of 17 BME journals with the highest hg-index, by including the top three journals in the accounting and information systems areas, the top two journals in each of the other disciplinary areas, and an interdisciplinary BME journal. This examination covered a 10-year period (2005-2014), 4,464 articles and 9,617 article co-authors. We identified 7,209 unique authors in this pool and ranked their productivity to create a “Key Authors” list. Each of the top 99 authors had five or more articles in our database. Our findings indicate the potential for cross-disciplinary dissemination of research ideas and opportunities for scholars to enhance their research profile, because even a small increase in productivity can lead to substantial movement in the BME rankings of authors.




This article is the authors' final published version in Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, Volume 15, Issue 3, July 2017, Pages 268-302.

The published version is available at https://doi.org/10.1111/dsji.12131. Copyright © Decision Sciences Institute.