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This article examines the influence of economics on business research using citation data. The share of economics in citations from business is 10.78% until 1995, but only 6.95% for 1996-2003. Four potential explanations for this decline are discussed: interdisciplinary spillover of research is slower than within a discipline; the increasing use of mathematics in economics made economics less useful for business scholars; economics articles are by their nature more long-lived than business articles; business has grown recently more quickly than economics. The data support the second and fourth explanations. Different research spillover occurs but lasts no more than two years. Copyright 2009 The Authors. Journal compilation 2009 Blackwell Publishing Ltd. and the Editorial Board of The Journal of Industrial Economics.

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  • Ofer H. Azar, 2009. "THE INFLUENCE OF ECONOMICS ARTICLES ON BUSINESS RESEARCH: ANALYSIS OF JOURNALS AND TIME TRENDS -super-," Journal of Industrial Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 57(4), pages 851-869, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jindec:v:57:y:2009:i:4:p:851-869

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