Authors:Katharina Hofer, Angela Smejkal, F. Bilgin, and Gerhard Wuehrer
This study does a bibliometric analysis based on keywords of conference proceedings. Scientometric investigations of conference
proceedings are a new and innovative, not very common approach. The studies and papers presented may be interpreted as early
indicators of scientific development. The Academy of International Business (AIB) was chosen for being the leading organization
for studies in international business with contributions covering a 3-year period (2006–2008). The study presents the general
structure of current scholarly interest in international business studies, clusters the keywords and reflects details on the
focused research areas of the papers analyzed. The bibliometric analysis indicates three clusters: the core, the semi-periphery
and the periphery. The five most occurring keywords were found to be multinational enterprise, emerging markets, foreign direct
investment, internationalization and knowledge management in descending order. The analyses focus on concepts building the
core (in total ten keywords), the semi-periphery which is coined by performance and related topics (60 keywords) and the periphery
of the studies with governance and specific facets of it (199 keywords).
Ehmann , Bea , Garami , Vera ( 2010 ): Narrative Psychological ContentAnalysis with NooJ: Linguistic Markers of Time Experience in Self-Reports . In: T. Váradi , J. Kuti , M. Silberztein (eds), (2010
With reference to social constructivist approaches on citing behavior in the sciences, the hypothesis of acceleration of citing
behavior after the millennium was empirically tested for a stratified random sample of exemplary psychology journal articles.
The sample consists of 45 English and 45 German articles published in the years 1985 versus 1995 versus 2005 in high impact
journals on developmental psychology, psychological diagnosis and assessment, and social psychology. Content analyses of the
reference lists refer to the total number of references cited in the articles and the publication years of all references.
In addition, the number of self-references, the number of pages, and the number of authors were determined for each article.
Results show that there is no acceleration of citing behavior; rather, on the contrary, a significant trend is revealed for
an increase in authors’ citing somewhat older references in the newer journal articles. Significant main effects point also
at more citations of somewhat older references in the English (vs. German) journal articles as well as in articles on social
psychology and psychological diagnosis (vs. on developmental psychology). Complementary analyses show that multiple authorships
and the number of pages as well as the total number of references and the number of self-references increase significantly
with time. However, percentage of self-references remains quite stable at about 10%. Some methodological and statistical traps
in bibliometric testing the starting hypothesis are considered. Thus, the talk that has been circulating among psychology
colleagues and students on the potential millennium effects on citing behavior in the sciences (which can, however, become
a self-fulfilling prophecy) are not confirmed—at least for psychology journals.
Patents are used as an indicator to assess the growth of science and technology in a given country or area. They are being examined to determine research potentials of research centers, universities, and inventors. The aim of this study is to map the past and current trends in patenting activities with a view to better understanding and tracking the changing nature of science and technology in Iran. The patenting activity in the Iran was investigated for the period 1976–2011, based on the USPTO, WIPO, and EPO (Esp@cenet). We analyzed the affiliation of inventers and collected patents which have at least an Iranian inventor. The collected data were analyzed applying Microsoft Excel. Analytical results demonstrate that between 1976 and 2011, 212 patents have been registered by Iranian inventors in the three above-mentioned databases. The average number of Iranian patents registered per year has increased significantly from 25 in 1976–1980 period to 119 in 2006–2011. It was noted that the highest number of registered patents (27 %) were in “chemistry, metallurgy” area of International Patent Classification (IPC), followed by “human necessities” (18 %), “electricity” (17 %), and “performing operations; transporting” (15 %). Overall, it can be concluded that patent-activities are highly country-specific, the results indicate that Iran is focused on “chemistry, metallurgy” technology.
Ehmann , Bea , Balázs , László , László , János ( 2009 ): Computerized Psychological ContentAnalysis of Hungarian Language Communication of the MDRS 71 Crew . Workshop on Human Behaviour and Performance in
published between January 1995 and April 2016 and to perform contentanalysis in order to identify relevant topics which are discussed in this context in the literature utilizing the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA