Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/103718
Authors: 
Göbel, Markus
Vogel, Rick
Weber, Christiana
Year of Publication: 
2013
Citation: 
[Journal:] BuR - Business Research [ISSN:] 1866-8658 [Volume:] 6 [Year:] 2013 [Issue:] 1 [Pages:] 34-53
Abstract: 
Although reciprocity is fundamental to all social orders, management research offers few reviews of the concept’s theoretical origins and current applications. To help bridge this gap, we elucidate the dominant understandings of reciprocity, ask which areas of research emerge from them, and explore how they interconnect. Our bibliometric methodology detects four clusters of management research on reciprocity. Across these clusters, authors subscribe mainly to substantialist ontology, marginalize morally oriented motives consistent with relational ontology, and largely assume that benefit-oriented motives underlie reciprocity. We outline the advantages of a moral-oriented relationalist concept of reciprocity and discuss potential areas for its development in management research.
Subjects: 
benefit orientation
bibliographic coupling
bibliometrics
citation analysis
morality
network analysis
ontology
practice theory
reciprocity
social exchange
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Document Type: 
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