Co-Authorship Networks in Business Ethics: A Longitudinal Study

Journal of Scientometric Research,2018,7,3,201-209.
Published:December 2018
Type:Research Article
Author(s) affiliations:

Mehmet Alı Köseoglu1, Mehmet Yıldız2, Eka Dıraksa Putra1, Taha Cıftcı3

1School of Hotel and Tourism Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong, CHINA (SAR).

2Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University, Ankara, TURKEY.

3Bartin University, Bartin, TURKEY.


The primary objective of this study was to identify the evolution of collaboration among researchers in business ethics (BE) studies by employing a co-authorship analysis via a social network analysis. Four leading journals—Business and Society (BS), Business Ethics: A European Review (BEER), Business Ethics Quarterly (BEQ) and the Journal of Business Ethics (JBE)—were chosen to obtain BE articles that had been published between 1960 and 2015. First, a total of 7289 articles were collected. Then, the attributes of co-authorship networks, which included the assessment of co-authorship networks, a comparison of the attributes of the BE coauthorship network with those of other disciplines, a discussion of whether the small world network theory applied to the BE network and a visualization of critical authors, were explored. As one of the first studies in this field, these research findings provide specific theoretical and practical implications with limitations and the potential for expansion in future studies.

Total versus Multi-Authored Articles by Journal and Year

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Köseoglu MAlı, Yıldız M, Putra EDıraksa, Cıftcı T. Co-Authorship Networks in Business Ethics: A Longitudinal Study. Journal of Scientometric Research. 2018;7(3):201-209. doi:10.5530/jscires.7.3.32.