Authorship patterns in international business literature: applicability of Lotka's Law

Naqvi, Shehbaz Husain; Fatima, Nishat


The paper studies the applicability of Lotka’s law for international business literature. The data included eleven thousand two hundred two (11202) references appended to research articles published in Journal of World Business during 2012-2014. It was found that Lotka’s distribution is applicable to international business literature which was further conformed by using Chi-square and K-S statistics tests.


Lotka’s Law; Author productivity; International Business; Straight Count Method; Chi-Square Test; K-S Test

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