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Understanding and Quantifying the Impact of Freeman and Medoff's What Do Unions Do? A Quarter of a Century Later
Journal of Business & Economics Research
  • Feruzan Irani Williams, Georgia Southern University
  • Robert C. Hoell, Georgia Southern University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
8-1-2011
DOI
10.19030/jber.v9i9.5632
Abstract
We examine the impact of Freeman and Medoff's seminal book What Do Unions Do? on the field of Industrial and Labor Relations, in the 25 years since its publication. While it is widely accepted that this book has had a major impact on its field, we attempt to quantify this by using various bibliometric indicators (e.g., h-index) and descriptive statistics; via a combination of manual literature review and specialized citation software using multiple databases. As expected, our findings quantifiably indicate that What Do Unions Do? has had and continues to have an above average impact on in its field.
Citation Information
Feruzan Irani Williams and Robert C. Hoell. "Understanding and Quantifying the Impact of Freeman and Medoff's What Do Unions Do? A Quarter of a Century Later" Journal of Business & Economics Research Vol. 9 Iss. 9 (2011) p. 13 - 28
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/robert_c_hoell/72/