Published in 1999, this text sets out to analyze fashions in management literature through studying patterns in the citations offered to leading management authors. Particular attention is paid to those publications which are cited extensively, but only for a short period - these publications are regarded as potentially subject to fashionable pressures. More detailed case studies of fashionable publications are undertaken to gain a greater understanding of what factors may lead to management fashions. The book represents a large-scale empirical analysis of management fashions and culminates in an empirically validated theory of management fashions.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Theories of Fashion 3. Measuring the Influence of Research using Citations 4. The Aging of Research Literature 5. Constructing a Sample of Management Literature 6. A Preliminary Analysis of Management Fashions 7. The Empirical Identification of Management Fashions 8. Identifying Factors Associated with Management Fashions 9. Case Studies of Management Fashions 10. Towards a Theory of Management Fashion.