Research collaboration in health management research communities is growing but the Cooperation intensity is still relatively weak

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This study uses scientometrics methodology to reveal the status quo and emerging issues of collaboration in health management.


We searched all the articles with the keyword “health management” in the period 1999–2011 in Web of Knowledge, then 3067 articles were found. Methods such as Social network analysis (SNA), co-authorship, co-word analysis were used in this study.


Analysis of the past 13 years of research in the field of health management indicates that, whether the production of scientific research, or authors, institutions and scientific research collaboration at the national level, collaboration behavior has been growing steadily across all collaboration types. However, the international scientific research cooperation about health management study between countries needs to be further encouraged. 17 researchers can be seen as the academic leaders in this field. 37 research institutions play a vital role in the information dissemination and resources control in health management. The component analysis found that 22 research groups can be regarded as the backbone in this field. The 8 institution groups consisting of 33 institutions form the core of this field. USA, UK and Australia lie in the center by cohesive subgroup analysis; Based on keywords analysis, 44 keywords with high frequency such as care, disease, system and model were involved in the health management field.


This study demonstrates that although it is growing steadily, collaboration behavior about health management study needs to be enhanced, especially between different institutions or countries/regions, which would promote the progress and internationalization of health management. Besides, researchers should pay attention to the cooperation of representative scholars and institutions, as well as the hot areas of research, because their experience would help us promote the research development of our nation.


The authors:”

The number of publications in the health management field is showing a rising trend,especially in recent years. Co-authorship is also keeping growing. And the cooperation of authors is obviously higher than that by institutions and countries. 22 research groups and 37 institutions devoted in this field, among which researchers or research team of USA and UK

are in the core position in the collaboration network. Reviewing the related articles in other fields and comparing them with the research results in oncology or cardiovascular field in earlier stage, though 81% of the articles are produced by scientific cooperation, the Cooperation intensity in the field of health management is still relatively weak, especially between institutions and countries. Therefore, the important way of promoting the progress and internationalization of health management is to strengthen the cooperation between countries and institutions and take full advantage of the core role of dominant groups”




Research collaboration in health management research communities

Chichen Zhang, Qi Yu, Qinghua Fan and Zhiguang Duan

BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013, 13:52 doi:10.1186/1472-6947-13-52

Published: 23 April 2013

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The Worth of the University; on the critical role that universities play in educating students and promoting the overall well-being of our society.

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Published on the occasion of Richard C. Levin’s retirement as president of Yale University, this captivating collection of speeches and essays from the past decade reflects both his varied intellectual passions and his deep commitment to university life and leadership. Whether discussing the economic implications of climate change or speaking to an incoming class of Yale freshmen, he argues for the vital importance of scholarship and the critical role that universities play in educating students and promoting the overall well-being of our society.

This collection is a sequel to The Work of the University, which contained the principal writings from Levin’s first decade as Yale’s president, and it enunciates many of the same enduring themes: forging a strong partnership with the city of New Haven, rebuilding Yale’s physical infrastructure, strengthening science and engineering, and internationalizing the university. But this companion volume also captures the essence of university leadership. In addressing topics as varied as his personal sources of inspiration, the development of Asian universities, and the university’s role in promoting innovation and economic growth, Levin challenges the reader to be more engaged, more creative, more innovative, and above all, a better global citizen. Throughout, his commitment to and affection for Yale shines through.


Richard C. Levin, the Frederick William Beinecke Professor of Economics, is the twenty-second president of Yale University. Before becoming president in 1993, he taught economics at Yale for two decades, chaired the economics department, and served as dean of the Graduate School. Levin serves on President Obama’s Council of Advisors for Science and Technology. He is a director of the Hewlett Foundation, ClimateWorks, and American Express. He served on a bipartisan commission to recommend improvements in the nation’s intelligence capabilities, and he co-chaired a major review of the nation’s patent system for the National Academy of Sciences. He holds honorary degrees from Harvard, Princeton, Oxford, Peking, Tokyo, and Waseda universities, as well as the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.



The Worth of the University Richard C. Levin

296 p., 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 
5 color illus.
ISBN: 9780300197259
Cloth: $28.00 sc

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Practicing what We Preach; do the levels of geographic diversification in editorial board membership of management journals reflect the diversity in the management community

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With the increasing globalisation of knowledge and management education, it is important that we build on our scanty understanding of trends and levels of geographic diversification in editorial board membership of management journals.

Our study examines geographic diversity in editorial boards in Management over a 20-year period. It uses secondary data from 57 journals covering approximately 16,000 editorial board members.

We found that the geographic diversity of editorial boards (EBs) has increased in the last 20 years, but it is still low for most management journals. Further, two factors partly predict the geographic diversity of EBs of management journals: the editor’s country of residence and the field of research.

Continued active management by editors, professional associations and individual academics alike is necessary to ensure that our editorial boards properly reflect the diverse management community.

The autors: ” We acknowledge that maximum geographic diversity in editorial boards does not necessarily equate with maximum innovative research and growth in knowledge. As suggested by Hodgson and Rothman (1999) for the institutional concentration of economics journals, there might be a point beyond which geographic diversity is not good for management journals or for knowledge growth. The challenge for future research in this area is to find the proportion, or the range, of geographic diversity in editorial boards that allows for new approaches and knowledge to flourish. This proportion might vary across fields of management study.”



Management International ReviewApril 2013, Volume 53, Issue 2, pp 169-187Practicing what We PreachProf. Anne-Wil Harzing,Assoc. Prof. Isabel Metz



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The Tyranny of Relevance and the Art of Translation; towards pathways of impact

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The ‘tyranny of relevance’ captures a widespread sense of concern among social and political scientists that their academic freedom and professional autonomy is under threat from a changing social context in which scholars are increasingly expected to demonstrate some form of social ‘relevance’, ‘impact’ or ‘engagement’ beyond academe. This article attempts to reframe the current debate by reflecting upon the history of the discipline and different forms of scholarship in order to craft an argument concerning the need for political scientists to rediscover ‘the art of translation’. This, in turn, facilitates a more sophisticated grasp of key concepts, emphasises the need for the discipline to engage with multiple publics in multiple ways, and suggests that engaging with non-academic audiences is likely to improve not simply the discipline’s leverage in terms of funding, or scholarship in terms of quality, but also teaching in terms of energy and relevance. The simple argument of this article is not therefore that political science has become irrelevant, but that it has generally failed to promote and communicate the social value and benefit of the discipline in an accessible manner. Resolving this situation is likely to demand a little political imagination.

The author:”

The argument is not that academics should become public intellectuals, but rather more akin to specific or critical intellectuals in the sense of bringing new perspectives, expertise or insights to bear on contemporary debates. The notion of critical intellectuals injects a very clear normative or political dimension which grates against the view of many critics that the current emphasis on relevance represents little more than the (tyrannical) imposition of a shallow market-based and instrumental logic that should be resisted – resisted on the basis that the need to be viewed as ‘engaged’, ‘relevant’ or having some form of demonstrable ‘impact’ risks sterilising the study of politics and silencing critical voices.A different ‘road to relevance’ might interpret the changing context not as a threat but as an opportunity to showcase exactly why the study of politics matters, to forge a deeper and more reflective model of scholarship, to redefine the boundaries of the discipline and to increase the leverage position of the discipline vis-à-vis external research funders.”



The Tyranny of Relevance and the Art of TranslationMatthew Flinders

Article first published online: 16 APR 2013

DOI: 10.1111/1478-9302.12011

Political Studies Review

Volume 11, Issue 2, pages 149–167, May 2013

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Management, Education and Competitiveness: Europe, Japan and the United States

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Globally two processes are striking about modern management education. Firstly, management education is changing rapidly to meet new challenges from business and governments and to improve competitiveness. Secondly, management education has become one of the fastest growing areas in higher education. Management Education and Competitiveness provides a wide overview, including studies by scholars in nine countries in Europe, Japan and the United States. It examines how countries have developed different national courses in spite of strong influence from the American system of management education. It also examines the links between education and business. This collection of essays will be invaluable to managers and professionals in educational research and business administration.



1 IntroductionPart I Different Systems of Management EducationPart II Management Education and Business



Management, Education and CompetitivenessEurope, Japan and the United StatesEdited by Rolv Petter Amdam

April 2013 by Routledge – 288 pages

Series: Routledge International Studies in Business History

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Some Current Issues in Business Education.. a view of the classic issue of relevance dating back to 1958…any news?

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The article reports on business education. The author discusses a research study focused on business education offered at universities and colleges throughout the United States. Obstacles facing the presenters of business education, including diversity within the discipline, are discussed in detail. Business professors must keep in mind that businessmen may serve many different functions and work within many different industries. Therefore the education they receive must be applicable within many different industries and many different positions. The author offers recommendations for changes to be made in both graduate and undergraduate business curriculums.


The author: ” Knowledge, to be useful, must be applied, and the most fundamental skill required in business is the ability to apply what has been
learned either from formal education or from experience. This suggests the need for “clinical” teaching; the students must not be permitted to be passive in the educational process. So far, the case method of teaching has been the business schools’ chief answer to this problem, but this is not the whole answer…education for business is a lifetime process which involves not only formal education before a business career begins but also the learning that comes through experience and the formal training that can go on concurrently with work experience. An impressive body of evidence suggests approximately where the dividing line should be drawn between work experience and the employer, on the one hand, and the colleges on the other.”


Citation by the author: “Wise is the businessman who seeks the company of scholars. Wise also is the scholar who seeks the company of businessmen, and farsighted the institution of higher learning which invites them to visit its academic halls. These two groups, the professors and the men from industry, have more in common than they know, and each has a great contribution to make to the other. Together they bear important responsibility for the preservation of the American way of life.”
Clarence B. Randall,
“A Businessman Looks at tlie Liberal Arts.”



Some Current Issues in Business Education, Gordon, R.A. California Management Review; Fall1958, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p56-67, 12p

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Organization and role of international collaboration in research production; multinational research studies have a greater research impact than research without an international presence

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The prevalence of multi-national and cross-disciplinary collaborative in the production of knowledge defines modern science as a social enterprise that extends beyond political, social, and geographic boundaries. The purpose of this study was to assess global trends in the composition and impact of multinational research teams. By examining the bibliometric data of 3.7 million primary research articles published from 1975 to 2005, it was ascertained that the frequency and scale of international collaborations has increased globally. Of note, the publications of many countries associated with lower research output were more often consistently affiliated with other nations across the time frame studied. By analyzing the number of times a publication is cited, it was discovered that multinational research studies have a greater research impact than research without an international presence, although the number of affiliated nations does not strictly correlate with citations. Taken together, this study provides insight into the dynamics of research teams which may better inform us how scientific partnerships between countries may be fostered and which collaborations may be advantageous.

The author:”This study demonstrates that multinationalteams have an increasing role in the production of knowledge and are evolving into larger scale structures of three or more nationalities. It was  also shown that developing countries are more often associated with international  collaboratives when compared to developed countries. Lastly, the citation advantage of  international collaborations diminishes with larger collaborations (three or more national  affiliations) irrespective of the year of publication.”



Organization and role of international collaboration in research production  Hsieh, David  PhD thesis, The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix  




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