Event study methodology in business research: a bibliometric analysis

Qian Wang, Wai Ting Ngai

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This study aims to provide an objective analysis of the state-of-the-art and intellectual development of publications related to event study methodology in business research.

The sample includes 1,219 papers related to event study methodology, covering all business disciplines and spanning 34 years from 1983 to 2016.

Through three stages of primary analysis, namely, initial sample, citation and co-citation analyses, the authors identified the publication trends, supplementary techniques, influential publications and intellectual clusters in the area of event study methodology in business.

Research limitations/implications
The findings serve as a benchmark for the extensive literature related to event study methodology in business and may facilitate the transference of the amassed useful techniques among disciplines and the identification of future research directions.

The current study represents as a pioneering effort to review event study-related publications using bibliometric analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1863
Number of pages1900
JournalIndustrial Management & Data Systems
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2020


  • Event study methodology
  • Bibliometric analysis
  • Citation/co-citation analysis
  • Quantitative literature review

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