Contributing Forces in Entrepreneurship Research: A Global Citation Analysis

  title={Contributing Forces in Entrepreneurship Research: A Global Citation Analysis},
  author={Nianhang Xu and Yining Chen and Anna Fung and Kam C Chan},
  journal={Journal of Small Business Management},
  pages={179 - 201}
We use Resource Dependency Theory and Human Capital Theory to explain entrepreneurship research, which is a relatively new research field over the last decade. Using citation analysis based on a rich database of 191,695 citations on 2,154 entrepreneurship articles published in leading journals from 2002 to 2013, we find that geographic diversity, international collaboration, top research scholars, and top research institutions enhance entrepreneurship research quality, which is measured by the… Expand
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