Emerald’s Management Review is 50 years old this year. This database contains over 280,000 abstracts of articles published in the world’s top 300 management publications. For the last 15 years, Emerald has run its Citation of Excellence Awards, announcing the most cited and influential articles of this enormous mass of content.
This year’s list has been compiled using Professor Anne-Wil Harzing’s ‘Publish or perish’ software program which maps citation data from the last three years. The 2011 top 50 articles feature articles originally published in 2007. This longlist of articles was sifted by an Editorial judging panel – their final choices are listed in full here.
The list includes an article written by KM guru Dave Snowden and originally published in HBR. Also featuring are this article about a KM success model and this about knowledge governance models. Also of interest is this article about ‘social sources of information’ for entrepreneurs.
By far the most intriguing title is this one ‘It’s all about me: narcissistic chief executive officers and their effects on company strategy and performance’. Emerald comments that this article adds to the ‘limited research’ in this area.