International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Investigation of Health Management Domain Co-Authoring Activities through Social Network Analysis
S. Burak Bekaroglu, Aysun Danayiyen, Zeynep Kavsur, Oya Sancar

The aim of this paper is to explore how health management departments’ affiliation with faculties affects collaboration of authors. A social network-based collaborative model was established of 793 collaborations and a total of 203 publications used to make up the network. Discipline diversity index and university diversity index were developed. A regression model was used to investigate the extent to which ego network measures and institution, gender, and title changes contribute to changes in the indexes. With the models formed, the authors were tested according to their collaboration behaviors with different authors, different disciplines, different universities, their qualities, and ego network measures. Affiliation with health sciences increases interdisciplinary studies, whereas affiliation with management increases collaboration and university diversity, contributing to the release of a higher number of international publications. Preferred linking according to closeness, collaboration diversities decrease, thus an increase of constraint in reaching new information and resources is observed.

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