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Arts management/marketing journal citation analysis: assessing external impact

Ruth Rentschler (Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia)
Theresa A. Kirchner (Management Department, School of Business, Hampton University, Buckman, Virginia, USA)

Arts Marketing: An International Journal

ISSN: 2044-2084

Article publication date: 18 May 2012

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to present a quantitative analysis of arts management/marketing articles in leading general management/marketing journals, including an examination of the extent to which those top tier journal articles on arts/culture‐related topics cite authors of leading arts management journal articles.

Design/methodology/approach

Using bibliometric techniques, this study examines the content of 20 top tier management and marketing journals over 22 years to identify articles published on arts management/marketing, which authors were cited, and from which arts management/marketing journals.

Findings

Analysis indicates that: relatively few citations in the top management/marketing journals reference arts management/marketing journals; assessment of interaction between the parent management/marketing disciplines and the arts management/marketing sub‐discipline indicates that authors draw upon a large reserve of diverse literatures; and top journal arts‐related management/marketing articles tend to utilize citations to journal articles grounded in the social sciences and aesthetics of management, with an increasing trend of citations to arts management/marketing journals.

Research limitations/implications

This study of the extent to which top journals have published arts/culture‐related articles and the citation impact of arts management/marketing journals is the initial academic study on the topic and suggests opportunities for further research.

Practical implications

Analysis of arts management/marketing journal impact contributes to professionalization of the field and increased perceived value of those journals by industry practitioners.

Originality/value

This research is the first to examine the spectrum of arts management/marketing literature, including both top general management/marketing journals and sector‐oriented arts management/marketing journals, establishing a body of knowledge for augmentation by future research over time.

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Citation

Rentschler, R. and Kirchner, T.A. (2012), "Arts management/marketing journal citation analysis: assessing external impact", Arts Marketing: An International Journal, Vol. 2 No. 1, pp. 6-20. https://doi.org/10.1108/20442081211232981

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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