Arts management/marketing journal citation analysis: assessing external impact

Ruth Rentschler, Theresa A. Kirchner
2012 Arts Marketing An International Journal  
Purpose -This paper aims to present a quantitative analysis of arts management/marketing articles in leading general management/marketing journals, including an examination of the extent to which those top tier journal articles on arts/culture-related topics cite authors of leading arts management journal articles. Design/methodology/approach -Using bibliometric techniques, this study examines the content of 20 top tier management and marketing journals over 22 years to identify articles
more » ... ed on arts management/marketing, which authors were cited, and from which arts management/marketing journals. Findings -Analysis indicates that: relatively few citations in the top management/marketing journals reference arts management/marketing journals; assessment of interaction between the parent management/marketing disciplines and the arts management/marketing subdiscipline indicates that authors draw upon a large reserve of diverse literatures; and top journal arts-related management/marketing articles tend to utilize citations to journal articles grounded in the social sciences and aesthetics of management, with an increasing trend of citations to arts management/marketing journals. Research limitations/implications -This study of the extent to which top journals have published arts/culture-related articles and the citation impact of arts management/marketing journals is the initial academic study on the topic and suggests opportunities for further research. Practical implications -Analysis of arts management/marketing journal impact contributes to professionalization of the field and increased perceived value of those journals by industry practitioners. Originality/value -This research is the first to examine the spectrum of arts management/marketing literature, including both top general management/marketing journals and sector-oriented arts management/marketing journals, establishing a body of knowledge for augmentation by future research over time.
doi:10.1108/20442081211232981 fatcat:4af4igp7nbdkfc4a3iohvulezu