ERIC Number: EJ1118410
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Economic Education within the BME Research Community: Rejoinder to "Identifying Research Topic Development in Business and Management Education Research Using Legitimation Code Theory"
Asarta, Carlos J.
Journal of Management Education, v40 n6 p705-710 Dec 2016
Carlos Asarta comments here that Arbaugh, Fornaciari, and Hwang (2016) are to be commended for their work ("Identifying Research Topic Development in Business and Management Education Research Using Legitimation Code Theory" "Journal of Management Education," Dec 2016, see EJ1118407). Asarta says that they make several important contributions to the field of business and management education (BME) research. First, using a proven and recognized citations method, they identify and rank the top 100 cited articles in BME research published over a 45-year time span. Second, they are the first researchers to make use of Legitimation Code Theory (LCT) to categorize articles in order to explain the development of BME research. Of particular interest to researchers should be the likely path that articles categorized in the Elite Code quadrant take to get to that status. The third, and perhaps their most noble contribution, is the use of ranking and categorization to demonstrate the legitimacy of BME research and encourage researchers to engage in this vibrant and growing field. The authors encourage potential scholars to enter the field taking one of two paths. The more aggressive path involves the publication of BME research at an early stage in a researcher's career. The less aggressive path encourages scholars to conduct BME research concurrently with discipline-specific research, or after establishing a reputation in a particular discipline. In this rejoinder, Asarta writes that after careful consideration, he focuses his comments of the similar and different issues faced by scholars in the field of economic education as well as on ways in which a Legitimation Code Theory (LCT) study would be beneficial to that field.
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Theories, Educational Research, Classification, Periodicals, Journal Articles, Citation Analysis, Economics Education
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