Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/171421
Authors: 
Kapeller, Jakob
Aistleitner, Matthias
Steinerberger, Stefan
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
ICAE Working Paper Series 46
Abstract: 
Citation metrics and its related indices and rankings become increasingly important in the evaluation of research. Such indices are part of a more general tendency aiming for the simplification of complex and interconnected phenomena through quantification. The purpose of our contribution is to analyze the impact of such quantitative indices on the further development of science with a special emphasis on economics. In this case we observe a multitude of interesting effects on both, the level of individual scientists as well as the global development of the discipline.
Subjects: 
pluralism
academic reproduction
paradigms
citation metrics
reactivity
quantification
JEL: 
A14
B50
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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