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Scientometrics

, Volume 88, Issue 1, pp 339–342 | Cite as

Anne-Wil Harzing: The publish or perish book: Your guide to effective and responsible citation analysis

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  • Stephen J. Bensman
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Anne-Wil Harzing is a woman with an agenda. To understand this agenda, you have to know that she is a Professor of International Management at the University of Melbourne, Australia. The discipline of management is a social science, which is as vocational as it is academic. In the United States such disciplines—including, for example, business administration, education, law, library and information science, social work, etc.—are evaluated separately from the academic disciplines, because they operate on different principles and literature bases than academic disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and—particularly—the sciences.

Harzing’s agenda was set forth in a joint article she did with Nancy J. Adler, a management professor at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. In this article Adler and Harzing (2009) argue that current systems of academically ranking institutions and individuals are dysfunctional and counterproductive. Moreover, due to institutional isomorphism, the...

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Citation Analysis Scientometric Indicator Institutional Entrepreneur Academic Evaluation Journal Review Article 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.LSU LibrariesLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA

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