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PERSPECTIVE: Ranking the Technology Innovation Management Journals

Authors

  • Jonathan D. Linton,

  • Narongsak (Tek) Thongpapanl


  • *We would like to thank Abbie Griffin for the excellent advice and comments she provided. Her input has been critical to this article. However, any errors or omissions that may be present are ours. We also would like to thank Cindy Harper, the systems librarian at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, who generously assisted us with data collection.

Address correspondence to Jonathan Linton, Lally School of Management and Technology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 12180. Tel: (518) 276-2612. E-mail: linton@rpi.edu

Abstract

A citation analysis of the 10 leading technology and innovation management (TIM) specialty journals is conducted to gain insights into the relative ranking of the journals. The journals are ranked based on number of citations, citations adjusted for publication frequency, citations corrected for age, citations corrected for self-citation, and an overall score. The top 50 journals in management of technology based on citation analysis are listed. Overall, the top 10 journals based on citation analysis are Journal of Product Innovation Management, Research Policy, Research-Technology Management, Harvard Business Review, Strategic Management Journal, Management Science, Administrative Science Quarterly, R&D Management, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, and Academy of Management Review. The top 10 specialty journals in the technology innovation management specialty are Journal of Product Innovation Management, Research Policy, Research-Technology Management, R&D Management, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, International Journal of Technology Management, Technovation, Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, and Journal of Engineering and Technology Management. It is found that many of the TIM journals, although focused on TIM, have additional foci based on traditional management disciplines. Each of the 10 leading TIM specialty journals is considered from the perspective of traditional management disciplines; how the journals relate to each other and the related implications of these findings are considered.

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