Hot papers in economics and business

Data from Thomson Scientific’s Essential Science Indicators, 1 January 1997–31 December 2007

May 15, 2008

 Paper Author(s), JournalCitations
1When does “economic man” dominate social behavior%3F C. F. Camerer and E. Fehr Science, 311 (5757): 47-52, 6 January 200622
2The phenomenon of early internationalizing firms: What do we know after a decade (1993-2003) of scientific inquiry%3F A. Rialp, J. Rialp and G. A. Knight International Business Review, 14 (2): 147-166, April 200522
3When work and family are allies: A theory of work-family enrichment J. J. Greenhaus and G. N. Powell Academy of Management Review, 31 (1): 72-92, January 200620
4Is there such a thing as “evidence-based management”%3F D. M. Rousseau Academy of Management Review, 31 (2): 256-269, April 200617
5The motion picture industry: Critical issues in practice, current research, and new research directions J. Eliashberg, A. Elberse and M. A. A. M. Leenders Marketing Science, 25 (6): 638-661, November-December 200612
6Realized variance and market microstructure noise P. R. Hansen and A. Lunde Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, 24 (2): 1-161, April 200612
7A forecast comparison of volatility models: Does anything beat a Garch (1,1)%3F P. R. Hansen and A. Lunde Journal of Applied Econometrics, 20 (7): 873-889, December 200511
8Measuring the effect of file sharing on music purchases A. Zentner Journal of Law and Economics, 49 (1): 63-90, April 20069
9The three faces of Eve: Strategic displays of positive, negative, and neutral emotions in negotiations S. Kopelman, A. S. Rosette and L. Thompson Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 99 (1): 81-101, January 20069
1The effects of word of mouth on sales: Online book reviews J. A. Chevalier and D. Mayzlin Journal of Marketing Research, 43 (3): 345-354, August 20068
The data above were extracted from Thomson Scientific’s Essential Science Indicators database. This database, currently covering the period January 1997 to December 2007, surveys only journal articles (original research reports and review articles) indexed by Thomson Scientific. Articles are assigned to a category based on the journals in which they were published and Thomson Scientific’s journal-to-category field definition scheme.

Both articles tabulated and citation counts to those articles are for the period indicated. Hot papers are limited to those articles published in the past two years. A paper is selected as a hot paper if it meets a citation frequency threshold determined for its field and bimonthly group. Citation frequency distributions are compiled for each field and cohort. Thresholds are set by finding the closest citation count that would select the top fraction of papers in each field and period. The fraction is set to retrieve about 0.1 per cent of papers. The scope of hot papers in economics and business listed above represents a wide range of subjects, some quite contemporary, including the changing nature of the film industry, the economic effects of file sharing on the music industry and the impact of informal communication on book sales.

For more information on Thomson Scientific’s Essential Science Indicators, see http://scientific.thomson.com/products/esi. Also see: http://www.thomson.com/solutions/scientific/

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