ScienceDirect Does a “Most Popular Articles” List

Reed-Elsevier’s ScienceDirect has joined the WSJ, NY Times, FT, and Yahoo in revealing a live list of the most popular artices there. In the case of ScienceDirect, it is broken down by domain area, from Agriculture, through Computer Science, to Veterinary Sciences.

Here, for example, is the current top ten list in Economics & Finance:

    1. Is Globalization Reducing Poverty and Inequality?
      Pages 567-589
      Wade, R.H.;Wade, R.H.;Wade, R.H.
    2. Firm size and the gains from acquisitions
      Pages 201-228
      Moeller, S.B.;Schlingemann, F.P.;Stulz, R.M.;Moeller, S.B.;Schlingemann, F.P.;Stulz, R.M.
    3. Foreign exchange risk management in UK, USA and Asia Pacific multinational companies
      Pages 185 – 211
      Marshall, A.P.
    4. Information asymmetry, corporate disclosure, and the capital markets: A review of the empirical disclosure literature
      Pages 405-440
      Healy, P.M.;Palepu, K.G.
    5. Market efficiency, long-term returns, and behavioral finance
      Pages 283-306
      Fama, E.F.
    6. Financial accounting information, organizational complexity and corporate governance systems
      Pages 167-201
      Bushman, R.;Chen, Q.;Engel, E.;Smith, A.
    7. An investigation of the effect of Balanced Scorecard implementation on financial performance
      Pages 135-153
      Davis, S.;Albright, T.;Davis, S.;Albright, T.
    8. To hedge or not to hedge: the performance of simple strategies for hedging foreign exchange risk
      Pages 213 – 223
      Morey, M.R.;Simpson, M.W.
    9. The theory and practice of corporate finance: evidence from the field
      Pages 187-243
      Graham, J.R.;Harvey, C.R.
    10. Capital markets research in accounting
      Pages 105-231
      Kothari, S.P.