Finance Research Productivity and Influence

Authors

  • KENNETH A. BOROKHOVICH,

  • ROBERT J. BRICKER,

  • KELLY R. BRUNARSKI,

  • BETTY J. SIMKINS

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    • Borokhovich is from Lehigh University. Bricker and Simkins are from Case Western Reserve University. Brunarski is from the University of Cincinnati. We thank Sam Thomas, Terry Zivney, G. William Schwert, the referee, and René Stulz, the editor, for their comments. All errors are those of the authors.


ABSTRACT

This study examines differences in finance research productivity and influence across 661 academic institutions over the five-year period from 1989 through 1993. We find that 40 institutions account for over 50 percent of all articles published by 16 leading journals over the five-year period; 66 institutions account for two-thirds of the articles. Influence is more skewed, with as few as 20 institutions accounting for 50 percent of all citations to articles in these journals. The number of publications and publication influence increase with faculty size and academic accreditation. Prestigious business schools are associated with high publication productivity and influence.

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