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dc.contributor.authorCiomaga, Bogdan
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-11T17:48:30Z
dc.date.available2013-01-10T10:00:04Z
dc.date.issued2012-10-11
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/4120
dc.description.abstractResponding to a series of articles in sport management literature calling for more diversity in terms of areas of interest or methods, this study warns against the danger of excessively fragmenting this field of research. The works of Kuhn (1962) and Pfeffer (1993) are taken as the basis of an argument that connects convergence with scientific strength. However, being aware of the large number of counterarguments directed at this line of reasoning, a new model of convergence, which focuses on clusters of research contributions with similar areas of interest, methods, and concepts, is proposed. The existence of these clusters is determined with the help of a bibliometric analysis of publications in three sport management journals. This examination determines that there are justified reasons to be concerned about the level of convergence in the field, pointing out to a reduced ability to create large clusters of contributions in similar areas of interest.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectsport managementen_US
dc.subjectbibliometricsen_US
dc.subjectconvergenceen_US
dc.subjectsocial scienceen_US
dc.subjectco-citationen_US
dc.titleIn Search of Convergence: A Co-citation Analysis of Three Sport Management Journalsen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. Applied Health Sciencesen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentApplied Health Sciences Programen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Applied Health Sciencesen_US
dc.embargo.terms3 Monthsen_US
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