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A citation analysis of business history and related disciplines

ByAbe de Jong, David Higgins and Hugo van Driel

This chapter describes citation patterns which have emerged from our analysis of business history appearing in key academic journals and monographs. Articles and books relate to each other via citations of earlier works. A common justication for citation analyses is that referencing reveals the extent to which academic work inuences other scholars inside and outside a particular discipline. The analysis of referencing has multiple goals, including: determining the most-cited works in a eld, and describing citation practices in a discipline and citation relations between disciplines.