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A bibliometric study of financial risk literature: a historic approach

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This study probes into the development of financial risk literatures through the perspective of bibliometrics. The research samples were collected from the relevant international financial business bibliographic databases. A total of 2727 entries in a span of 29 years from 1970 to 2009 were collected and the results are summarized as follows: (1) the financial risk literatures under influence of the financial turmoil in Asia achieved substantial growth from 1997 to 1998 and an exponential growth curve during the global financial turmoil from 2007 to 2009; (2) the literatures were mainly journals and articles written in English; (3) the United States ranked first in sector productivity; (4) the author productivity of the financial risks was consistent with the Lotka's Law and (5) the document types of the financial risk literatures were mostly dissertation papers on economics and business.

Keywords: A10; Lotka's Law; bibliometrics; financial risk

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Department of Information Management,National Chengchi University, No. 64, Section 2, Zhinan Road, Wenshan DistrictTaipei City 116Taiwan, ROC

Publication date: August 1, 2012

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