JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT POLICY AND PRACTICE
Towards an Identification of Core Sources in Organizational Development Using
Author(s): Gretel Stock-Kupperman
Citation: Gretel Stock-Kupperman, (2011) "Towards an Identification of Core Sources in Organizational Development Using Doctoral Dissertations," Journal of Management Policy and Practice, Vol. 12, Iss. 4, pp. 104 - 112
Article Type: Research paper
Publisher: North American Business Press
Researchers in organization development have used practitioner opinions in determining core sources in the field, which take a qualitative rather than a quantitative approach. Library and information science has a history of identifying core sources through citation analysis. This study has borrowed that methodology to develop a core list of sources utilized by researchers in the field. In this study, citations from 118 theses from three doctoral programs in organization development and behavior were analyzed to determine these core sources. The result of this investigation produced a quantitatively derived list of core sources as a starting point for further research.