Management Review ›› 2021, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (11): 13-27.

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Retrospect and Outlook of the Journey from a Follower to a Neck-to-neck Runner: The International Influence of Business Administration Research in China

Zhao Xinyuan1, Wu Gang2, Wu Zhiang3, Huang Bin4, Wang Yu5   

  1. 1. Business School, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275;
    2. Department of Management Science, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Beijing 100085;
    3. School of Information Engineering, Nanjing Audit University, Nanjing 211815;
    4. College of Economics&Management, Zhejiang University of Water Resources and Electric Power, Hangzhou 310018;
    5. School of Management, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000
  • Received:2020-09-28 Published:2022-01-12

Abstract: Accurately positioning Chinese business administration research status is critical to the scientific planning of future development strategy. Based on literatures published in UTD's list of top 24 journals from 2000 to 2019, the present paper systematically analyzes the dynamic progress of international publications at top-tier journals in the fields of business administration by scholars from China, and subsequently identifies the international status and influence of business administration research in China. Accordingly, the paper provides several suggestions for future planning and development of business administration research in China for the next five years and even a longer period of time.

Key words: business administration, academic influence, frontier direction, scientific rationality, fundamental research