Is there a pareto effect in top marketing journals? : an exploration
conference contributionposted on 2017-12-06, 00:00 authored by G Svensson, G Wood
Pareto’s Law refers to the theory that a small percentage of a total is responsible for a large proportion of the total outcome. It is commonly known as the 80/20 law or principle. The objective is to explore whether there is a ‘Pareto Effect’ in the distribution of crucial research and journal criteria in top marketing journals. The authors provide an exploration based upon previous research on top marketing journals. For this purpose, the Pareto Effect concept is introduced, based upon a set of research and journal criteria. The exploration of research and journal criteria in top marketing journals generated an extremely skewed outcome. When it comes to the criteria, the top journals in marketing tend to be governed by narrow concerns of research rather than broad concerns.