Title: Social networks in banking: a note on co-authorship in banking research

Authors: Andreas Andrikopoulos; Aristeidis Samitas; Anastasia Lolou

Addresses: Department of Business Administration, University of the Aegean, 8 Michalon Str., 82132 Chios, Greece ' Department of Business Administration, University of the Aegean, 8 Michalon Str., 82132 Chios, Greece ' Piraeus Bank, 4 Amerikis Str., 10564 Athens, Greece

Abstract: We explore social networks of scientific collaboration in banking research. Collaboration is measured with co-authorship partnerships between individual scientists, institutions and countries. We employ a sample of published research in banking journals over the last 25 years and discuss the social structure of collaborations in banking papers. We find the most central authors, institutions and countries in banking research. We also discover that the network of banking research has small-world properties; the collaboration between authors, institutions and countries is highly clustered and most nodes in the network are closely connected.

Keywords: social networks; banking research; small world.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBAAF.2017.087073

International Journal of Banking, Accounting and Finance, 2017 Vol.8 No.2, pp.204 - 216

Received: 16 May 2016
Accepted: 25 Mar 2017

Published online: 24 Aug 2017 *

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