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Crossing the great divide? A survey of US and UK real estate journals

Seow Eng Ong (School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Joseph Ooi (School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Nyuk Hien Wong (School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore, Singapore)

Journal of Property Investment & Finance

ISSN: 1463-578X

Article publication date: 1 December 2001

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Abstract

This study examines the issue of cross‐continental publishing in real estate research to understand the research interaction between the two major English‐speaking countries and to determine if a home bias exists. This study also determines the extent to which authors from other countries publish in US and UK journals, and provide a ranking of non‐US universities and authors. The survey of top US and UK real estate journals from 1993 through 1998 reveals that a home bias exists. The home bias concentration is higher in US journals than in UK journals, while UK journals exhibit more balanced origins, emanating not only from the USA/Canada, but also from Australia, New Zealand and Asia. In addition, the study reveals that the Universities of Reading, Ulster and Glasgow are well placed among European universities, while the National University of Singapore ranks well in Asia. Top US researchers tend to publish exclusively in US journals; likewise the same is observed for UK researchers. However, some notable exceptions are observed. Finally, a possible reason for the home bias could be the different research approaches undertaken by US and UK journals.

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Eng Ong, S., Ooi, J. and Hien Wong, N. (2001), "Crossing the great divide? A survey of US and UK real estate journals", Journal of Property Investment & Finance, Vol. 19 No. 6, pp. 519-535. https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000006188

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