Analysis on the Co-authoring in the Field of Management in China: Based on Social Network Analysis

Chuanyi Wang, Zhe Cheng, Zhiwei Huang


Using bibliographic data extracted from CNKI database, social network analysis is used to generate and analyze the network of co-authors of China in the field of management. This article suggests that: the density of the network is low, which means the collaboration between authors in China is not tight; the relations between the degree centrality and research output are weak. The author who published more papers may not have more co-authors. Through the lens of betweenness centrality, several authors in key positions of network are always dominating the academic information exchange and the small groups of authors have changed from 2006 to 2015. The result of core-periphery analysis reflects that only a very small proportion of scholars are in the core of the network while most are relatively independent. The similarity of working experience, academic authority and geographical closeness are helpful to form and enhance the collaboration network.

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International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning. ISSN: 1863-0383
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