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ERIC Number: ED541793
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr-25
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
Cell Phones: Business Students in the Business Literature
Piotrowski, Chris
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Research on the topic of cell phones has proliferated over the past decade. Based on a review of the literature, it appears that the majority of the extant research on the topic resides in the technology, education, and social sciences fields. Recent reviews indicate that the scope of the research on cell/mobile phones is eclectic in nature (Piotrowski & Kass, 2013). In the field of Education, the focus of research on this topic has a focus on high school students or adolescents. Although there is emergent research on cell phones related to college-age business students, a review of this body of knowledge has not been reported. Thus, the purpose of the present study is to conduct a bibliometric content analysis of research on cell phones related to business students indexed in the business-management literature. The database ABI/Inform was the database selected as this scholarly file has been identified as a major bibliographic source in business education. A keyword search located 114 references; of these, 107 were research articles which then served as the bibliographic pool for further analyses. Results, based on a content analysis typology, showed the following major topical areas of focus: Academic integrity (online cheating), business education, phone upgrades, mode of data collection in research, advertising, and online instruction. Noteworthy areas that are de-emphasized by researchers include: cybercrime, online piracy, company database breaches, and identity theft. Conclusions: with regard to cell/mobile phones, there seems to be a discrepancy between topics stressed in the media versus areas of research interest by academic investigators. (Contains 1 table.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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