Title: Trend and impact analysis of master's theses and doctoral dissertations completed in Turkey on the topic of 'leadership'

Authors: Hande Özgen; Hale Özyürek

Addresses: Department of Management, Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University, P.O. Box 06760, Esenboğa, Ankara, Turkey ' Small and Medium Enterprises Development Organization of Turkey, P.O. Box 06050, Ulus, Ankara, Turkey

Abstract: In this study, trend and impact analysis of graduate theses written in Turkey between years 2000 and 2019 on the topic of leadership is conducted. The National Thesis Centre of Council of Higher Education of Turkey is searched using the keyword 'leader' to identify a total of 877 relevant graduate theses. These theses are investigated to gather data related to general properties of the theses (such as type of thesis, university in which thesis is written, language, number of pages, and gender of author) and contents of the theses (such as variables studied, research method, data collection method, sample group and size, and references utilised). For impact analysis, the search tool Google Scholar is used to determine the total number of citations for each thesis, which is then used to calculate the average number of citations per year. IBM SPSS software is used to process the gathered data.

Keywords: leadership; master's theses; doctoral dissertations; Turkish universities; Council of Higher Education; National Thesis Centre; impact analysis; trend analysis; citations; Turkey.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEBR.2022.124279

International Journal of Economics and Business Research, 2022 Vol.24 No.1/2, pp.29 - 51

Received: 16 Jun 2020
Accepted: 28 Sep 2020

Published online: 21 Jul 2022 *

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