External impact of arts management research: An extended analysis
journal contributionposted on 2015-12-01, 00:00 authored by T A Kirchner, Ruth Rentschler
Arts management is a discipline whose research domain has grown in impact over the last quarter century. This study provides an external thematic, content and citation analysis of arts management articles in top-tier mainstream management and marketing journals between 1987 and 2010. It explicates article, author and citation frequencies based on author information, publication patterns and thematic citation metrics, thus contributing to the development of the arts management body of knowledge. Specifically, the study examines the function of arts management research as a bridging mechanism to its parent disciplines in management and marketing. The authors identify thematic citation metrics of research published in mainstream journals as well as frequencies and publication patterns, so that scholars can make decisions affecting their future research directions. The authors conclude that there is little correlation between age/rank of journal and frequency of citations, with younger journals becoming established as key players within relatively short periods.