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Understanding the trends of marketing research and its future directions: a citation analysis

Understanding the trends of marketing research and its future directions: a citation analysis The purpose of this paper is to understand the scholarly contributions to the field of marketing by analyzing top ten journals of marketing.Design/methodology/approachThe marketing journals were selected using SciMago marketing journal list, and SCOPUS database was used to identify the publications of the journals. A total of 9,190 articles were analyzed having 562,322 citation references. Methodologies like Wordle and Gephi were used to understand the most researched keywords and co-citation analysis among top five researchers. This paper also captured the information on most cited article along with author, most published author, most publishing country, most publishing university, the year with maximum publications and most used keywords.FindingsThe analysis indicates that “Kumar, V.” is most published author, that is, 68 publications, the most cited article is “On the evaluation of structural equation models” by Bagozzi and Yi (1988) with 6989 citations. The USA contributed the highest 6,720 publications, while University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School topped the list with 235 articles. In 2009, highest publication work was done by publishing 382 articles. “Game theory”, “Pricing” and “Advertising” are most used keywords which have been discussed in the literature.Research limitations/implicationsThis analysis will help researchers in understanding the growth in the field of the marketing in recent years and possible direction it could take in future. However, this paper considered only top ten marketing journals as listed in SciMago marketing journal list; therefore, future researchers may incorporate more research journals to get a clearer picture of the field of marketing.Originality/valueThis paper is one of the first attempts in recent time to understand the research work in the field of marketing considering top ten journals. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Bottom Line: Managing Library Finances Emerald Publishing

Understanding the trends of marketing research and its future directions: a citation analysis

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Emerald Publishing
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0888-045X
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10.1108/bl-04-2018-0022
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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to understand the scholarly contributions to the field of marketing by analyzing top ten journals of marketing.Design/methodology/approachThe marketing journals were selected using SciMago marketing journal list, and SCOPUS database was used to identify the publications of the journals. A total of 9,190 articles were analyzed having 562,322 citation references. Methodologies like Wordle and Gephi were used to understand the most researched keywords and co-citation analysis among top five researchers. This paper also captured the information on most cited article along with author, most published author, most publishing country, most publishing university, the year with maximum publications and most used keywords.FindingsThe analysis indicates that “Kumar, V.” is most published author, that is, 68 publications, the most cited article is “On the evaluation of structural equation models” by Bagozzi and Yi (1988) with 6989 citations. The USA contributed the highest 6,720 publications, while University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School topped the list with 235 articles. In 2009, highest publication work was done by publishing 382 articles. “Game theory”, “Pricing” and “Advertising” are most used keywords which have been discussed in the literature.Research limitations/implicationsThis analysis will help researchers in understanding the growth in the field of the marketing in recent years and possible direction it could take in future. However, this paper considered only top ten marketing journals as listed in SciMago marketing journal list; therefore, future researchers may incorporate more research journals to get a clearer picture of the field of marketing.Originality/valueThis paper is one of the first attempts in recent time to understand the research work in the field of marketing considering top ten journals.

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The Bottom Line: Managing Library FinancesEmerald Publishing

Published: Nov 1, 2018

Keywords: Marketing; Citation analysis; Bibliometrics; SciMago; SCOPUS; Wordle

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