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Influential Research and Institutions in International Business Research

Kam C. Chan (Western Kentucky University)
Hung‐Gay Fung (University of Missouri St. Louis)
Wai K. Leung (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Multinational Business Review

ISSN: 1525-383X

Article publication date: 11 March 2009



We examine the citations from four international business (IB) journals over 2000‐2004 to show the areas, the journals, and the institutions that impact IB research. The leading works that influence IB research are primarily management journals, scholarly books, and IB journals. IB research is published in non‐IB journals, as well and this has influenced the recent research in IB journals. U.S. and non‐U.S. academic institutions and non‐academic organizations are among the top 100 institutions that impact IB research, indicating that this research is a truly global endeavor. Finally, recent IB research is influenced more by recent published research than by past research. Scholarly books have become less influential, while the economics, finance, and marketing journals show no change in the influence on IB research over time.



Chan, K.C., Fung, H. and Leung, W.K. (2009), "Influential Research and Institutions in International Business Research", Multinational Business Review, Vol. 17 No. 1, pp. 23-46.



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