Citations and Herding: Why One Article Makes It and Another Doesn’T

Simon Quaschning, Ghent University, Belgium
Mario Pandelaere, Ghent University, Belgium
Iris Vermeir, Ghent University, Belgium
The purpose of this paper is to draw a link between citations and the choice overload paradigm and show that herding plays a role in citing behavior. In addition, parallel with an increase in the number of published papers, we observe an increase in the strength of herding in citation.
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Simon Quaschning, Mario Pandelaere, and Iris Vermeir (2011) ,"Citations and Herding: Why One Article Makes It and Another Doesn’T", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 38, eds. Darren W. Dahl, Gita V. Johar, and Stijn M.J. van Osselaer, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research.