Quality & Quantity

, Volume 41, Issue 6, pp 815–829

Using Print Media Indicators in Management Fashion Research

Authors

    • Nijmegen School of ManagementRadboud University, Nijmegen
  • Jurriaan Nijholt
    • Nijmegen School of ManagementRadboud University, Nijmegen
  • Stefan Heusinkveld
    • Nijmegen School of ManagementRadboud University, Nijmegen
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11135-006-9027-5

Cite this article as:
Benders, J., Nijholt, J. & Heusinkveld, S. Qual Quant (2007) 41: 815. doi:10.1007/s11135-006-9027-5

Abstract

Quantitative empirical research into ‘management fashions’ or ‘organization concepts’ is dominated by studies using print media indicators (PMI). Such research builds on the simple premise that the number of publications on an organization concept in the course of time reflects managerial interest in this concept. However, whilst PMI may be fruitfully used to study management fashions, this use is less straightforward than appears commonly assumed. We aim to fulfil the need for a methodological paper discussing the possibilities and limitations of using PMI. Thereby we draw on insights from bibliometrics and management fashion research, including our own ongoing research.

Keywords

bibliographic methodorganization conceptsmanagement fashions

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