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Major trends in knowledge management research: a bibliometric study - Online First - Springer



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Major trends in knowledge management research: a bibliometric study

  • Peyman Akhavan 
  • , Nader Ale Ebrahim 
  • , Mahdieh A. Fetrati 
  • , Amir Pezeshkan 













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Abstract

This study provides an
overview of the knowledge management literature from 1980 through 2014.
We employ bibliometric and text mining analyses on a sample of 500 most
cited articles to examine the impact of factors such as number of
authors, references, pages, and keywords on the number of citations that
they received. We also investigate major trends in knowledge management
literature including the contribution of different countries,
variations across publication years, and identifying active research
areas and major journal outlets. Our study serves as a resource for
future studies by shedding light on how trends in knowledge management
research have evolved over time and demonstrating the characteristics of
the most cited articles in this literature. Specifically, our results
reveal that the most cited articles are from United States and United
Kingdom. The most prolific year in terms of the number of published
articles is 2009 and in terms of the number of citations is 2012. We
also found a positive relationship between the number of publications’
keywords, references, and pages and the number of citations that they
have received. Finally, the Journal of Knowledge Management has the
largest share in publishing the most cited articles in this field.

Keywords

Bibliometric
Citation analysis
Knowledge management
Research productivity
Major trends in knowledge management research: a bibliometric study - Online First - Springer

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