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Publication date: 10 November 2021

David D. Van Fleet, Abagail McWilliams and Michael Freeman

To develop an understanding of communication among agribusiness journals and to examine patterns of citations that allow the measurement and description of the structure…

Abstract

Purpose

To develop an understanding of communication among agribusiness journals and to examine patterns of citations that allow the measurement and description of the structure of communication flows among those journals in a network.

Design/methodology/approach

The data for this study were gathered from the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) published by Thomson Scientific (Philadelphia). The authors conducted a bibliometric analysis, based on an international trade analogy to explain the network of agribusiness journals and how these journals communicate with business and economics journals.

Findings

Business and economics journals and, particularly the traditionally major ones, surprisingly were scarcely every used. However, the British Food Journal stood out with 50 citations to marketing and strategic management journals.

Research limitations/implications

There are predominantly four such limitations: only 33 journals were studied, only one 5-year time period was involved, that time period is a few years old and the journal characteristics were derived using data from the “Scopes” and “Information for Authors” text on the website of each journal.

Practical implications

Exchanges of agribusiness knowledge and information among diverse stakeholders (consumers, suppliers and public agencies) in a complex environment require a better understanding of the network of agribusiness journals and their relation to traditional business and economics journals.

Social implications

Networks of journals facilitate cooperation and interactions to improve developments in the field.

Originality/value

Examining citations from and to the field of agribusiness is interesting and important because knowledge is transferred through networks comprise those who contribute to journals, read them and learn from them, i.e. by “talking” to each other as well as by practitioners who also read and learn from those journals.

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British Food Journal, vol. 124 no. 9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0007-070X

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Book part
Publication date: 25 March 2010

Terry L. Amburgey

Every paper needs a theme. Luckily, the venue defines the theme for me; how did the initial conditions at Stanford affect the development and diffusion of population…

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Every paper needs a theme. Luckily, the venue defines the theme for me; how did the initial conditions at Stanford affect the development and diffusion of population ecology as a theoretical research program. I use the term theoretical research program reluctantly, especially considering the context of the department of sociology at Stanford University during the 1970s and 1980s (Lakatos & Musgrave, 1970). Nonetheless, I believe that population ecology can be usefully described as such. It is not a theory but rather a collection of theories developing over time with progressive problem shifts. There are methodological rules that define what paths of research to pursue and to avoid (Pfeffer, 1993, p. 613).

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Stanford's Organization Theory Renaissance, 1970–2000
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-84950-930-5

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Publication date: 1 January 1993

Mike Freeman

British librianship was well represented at the International Federation of Library Association and Institutions (IFLA) 58th General Conference held in New Delhi, 30…

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British librianship was well represented at the International Federation of Library Association and Institutions (IFLA) 58th General Conference held in New Delhi, 30 August to 5 September 1992. With 1,500 delegates from 72 nations, ranging from Namibia and Estonia to the USA and Russia, it was truly a cosmopolitan jamboree held in the glittering, ultramodern Taj Palace International Hotel and Conference Centre.

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New Library World, vol. 94 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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Publication date: 1 February 1992

Mike Freeman

The arrival of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in thepublic consciousness of librarianship is a relatively new phenomenon,spurred on by rapid change in the…

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The arrival of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in the public consciousness of librarianship is a relatively new phenomenon, spurred on by rapid change in the information sector, “technological push”, obsolescence of initial professional qualifications and societal changes. Outlines the benefits of CPD and comments on the Library Association′s new initiative in the CPD arena. Examines some basic problems in CPD planning and provision, notably the terminological difficulty embedded in the concept of “professional” in the label “CPD”. Addresses the controversial area of mandatory versus compulsory CPD and the benefits or disadvantages involved, including the important “equal opportunities” dimension.

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New Library World, vol. 93 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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Publication date: 1 June 1992

Mike Freeman

Taking an historical overview of librarianship in the UK, a consistent and noticeable feature is the slow yet steady evolution of “library worker” into a nearly full‐blown…

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Taking an historical overview of librarianship in the UK, a consistent and noticeable feature is the slow yet steady evolution of “library worker” into a nearly full‐blown and mature “professional”. The transition from “scholar librarian” in the late Middle Ages (and “monk librarian” before that) through to the Victorian age's earnest, rigorous “curators and improvers of minds” and on to the liberal, democratic expansionist “bookmen” of the early and middle twentieth century has been steady and cumulative. Whether the apotheosis is complete with the arrival, in the late twentieth century, of “information man” (or should it be “information person”?) and the hi‐tech library remains to be seen.

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New Library World, vol. 93 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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Publication date: 23 November 2010

Mike Freeman

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New Library World, vol. 111 no. 11/12
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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Publication date: 1 December 1999

Mike Freeman

32

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New Library World, vol. 100 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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Publication date: 1 October 2001

Mike Freeman

34

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New Library World, vol. 102 no. 9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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Publication date: 1 March 2006

Mike Freeman

95

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New Library World, vol. 107 no. 3/4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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Publication date: 1 March 2004

Mike Freeman

67

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New Library World, vol. 105 no. 3/4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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