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Thinking inside the box? Intellectual structure of the knowledge base of innovation research (1988–2008)

Published on Jan 1, 2013in Strategic Management Journal5.57
· DOI :10.1002/smj.2002
Muhammad Shafique1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UNU: United Nations University)
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Innovation is becoming increasingly popular as a concept as well as a field of research. As a field, it has accumulated a significant amount of scientific knowledge. Based on bibliometric data from four major social science disciplines—economics, sociology, psychology, and management—this study presents a ‘global view’ of the field by combining longitudinal and structural perspectives. It identifies major research traditions in the field, determines the content and disciplinary composition of each tradition, and maps the changes in the intellectual structure of the field over time. The study suggests that innovation research is becoming increasingly compartmentalized between economics and management disciplines and each segment is becoming increasingly self-contained. A strategy along with a framework is suggested for making research contribution to the field. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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Published on Feb 1, 2010in Physics Reports28.30
Santo Fortunato36
Estimated H-index: 36
(Institute for Scientific Interchange)
The modern science of networks has brought significant advances to our understanding of complex systems. One of the most relevant features of graphs representing real systems is community structure, or clustering, i.e. the organization of vertices in clusters, with many edges joining vertices of the same cluster and comparatively few edges joining vertices of different clusters. Such clusters, or communities, can be considered as fairly independent compartments of a graph, playing a similar role...
Published on Jun 1, 2009in Journal of Operations Management7.78
Alan Pilkington17
Estimated H-index: 17
(RHUL: Royal Holloway, University of London),
Jack R. Meredith38
Estimated H-index: 38
(SPbU: Saint Petersburg State University)
Citation analysis combined with a network analysis of co-citation data from three major operations management (OM) journals is used to reveal the evolution of the intellectual structure of the OM field between 1980 and 2006. This spans the entire time since the beginning of research journals specific to the field. Employing a bibliometric citation/co-citation analysis to investigate the foundations of the discipline enables a robust, quantitative approach to uncovering the evolution of research ...
Published on Mar 1, 2009in Research Policy5.42
Jan Fagerberg39
Estimated H-index: 39
(University of Oslo),
Bart Verspagen47
Estimated H-index: 47
(UM: Maastricht University)
The scholarly literature on innovation was for a long time not very voluminous. But as shown in the paper, this is now rapidly changing. New journals, professional associations and organizational units within universities focusing on innovation have also been formed. This paper explores the cognitive and organizational characteristics of this emerging field of social science and considers its prospects and challenges. The research reported in this paper is based on a web-survey in which more tha...
Published on Mar 1, 2008in Strategic Management Journal5.57
Sridhar P. Nerur16
Estimated H-index: 16
(UTA: University of Texas at Arlington),
Abdul A. Rasheed34
Estimated H-index: 34
(UTA: University of Texas at Arlington),
Vivek S. Natarajan3
Estimated H-index: 3
(LU: Lamar University)
This paper complements a recent study by Ramos-Rodriguez and Ruiz-Navarro (2004) that investigated the intellectual structure of the strategic management field through co-citation analysis. By using authors as the units of analysis and incorporating all the citations that are included in the Science Citation Index and the Social Science Citation Index, we trace the evolution of the intellectual structure of the strategic management field during the period 1980–2000. Using a variety of data analy...
Published on Jan 1, 2008in Academy of Management Review10.63
Donald C. Hambrick80
Estimated H-index: 80
(PSU: Pennsylvania State University),
Ming-Jer Chen29
Estimated H-index: 29
(UVA: University of Virginia)
Numerous histories of the early days of individual academic fields have been written, but scholars generally have stopped short of proposing generalizable frameworks or testable propositions for why these focal fields survived and prospered. We integrate logics from social movement theory and the sociology of science to model the rise of an aspiring academic community as an admittance-seeking social movement consisting of three major elements: differentiation, mobilization, and legitimacy buildi...
Published on Dec 1, 2007in Academy of Management Journal7.19
Rajshree Agarwal36
Estimated H-index: 36
(UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign),
Glenn Hoetker15
Estimated H-index: 15
(UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)
In an effort to respond to concerns regarding academic rigor expressed in the 1950s, management researchers turned to more established disciplines to help develop a stronger intellectual climate. We examine the evolution of management research over the past 25 years, with a focus on its relationship with the related disciplines of economics, psychology, and sociology. Using citation data for allAcademy of Management Journalarticles published between 1980 and 2005, we document the temporal change...
Published on Nov 1, 2006in Marketing Science2.49
John R. Hauser45
Estimated H-index: 45
(MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology),
Gerard J. Tellis49
Estimated H-index: 49
(SC: University of Southern California),
Abbie Griffin35
Estimated H-index: 35
(UIUC: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)
Innovation is one of the most important issues in business research today. It has been studied in many independent research traditions. Our understanding and study of innovation can benefit from an integrative review of these research traditions. In so doing, we identify 16 topics relevant to marketing science, which we classify under five research fields: Consumer response to innovation, including attempts to measure consumer innovativeness, models of new product growth, and recent ideas on net...
Published on Jul 1, 2006in Strategic Management Journal5.57
Francisco J. Acedo18
Estimated H-index: 18
(University of Seville),
Carmen Barroso7
Estimated H-index: 7
(University of Seville),
José Luis Galán González13
Estimated H-index: 13
(University of Seville)
Papers published on the resource-based theory (RBT) have made clear its widespread application, heterogeneity, and usefulness as a strategic approach. This paper empirically analyzes the assumptions underlying the theory from an inductive perspective. The paper differs from previous works by identifying the main trends within the theory and by noting their diffusion among the leading management-oriented journals. Three main trends are shown to coexist within RBT: the resource-based view, the kno...
Published on Aug 1, 2005in Scientometrics2.77
Kevin W. Boyack27
Estimated H-index: 27
(SNL: Sandia National Laboratories),
Richard Klavans21
Estimated H-index: 21
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Katy Börner33
Estimated H-index: 33
(IU: Indiana University)
This paper presents a new map representing the structure of all of science, based on journal articles, including both the natural and social sciences. Similar to cartographic maps of our world, the map of science provides a bird’s eye view of today’s scientific landscape. It can be used to visually identify major areas of science, their size, similarity, and interconnectedness. In order to be useful, the map needs to be accurate on a local and on a global scale. While our recent work has focused...
Published on Apr 1, 2005in American Sociological Review5.39
Scott Frickel19
Estimated H-index: 19
(Tulane University),
Neil Gross5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Harvard University)
The histories of all modern scientific and intellectual fields are marked by dynamism. Yet, despite a welter of case study data, sociologists of ideas have been slow to develop general theories for explaining why and how disciplines, subfields, theory groups, bandwagons, actor networks, and other kindred formations arise to alter the intellectual landscape. To fill this lacuna, this article presents a general theory of scientific/intellectual movements (SIMs). The theory synthesizes work in the ...
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Published on Jul 5, 2019
Pierre G. Keller (University of Applied Sciences, Kaiserslautern), Inna Kozlinska (UG: University of Groningen)
In this research article, we systematically review literature on entrepreneurial affect and emotions in entrepreneurship education (EE) impact studies. In view of the increasing usage of entreprene...
Published on Mar 21, 2019in Marketing Intelligence & Planning
Chunjia Hu (HIT: Harbin Institute of Technology), Michael Song , Feng Guo (College of Management and Economics)
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to employ a quantitative approach to explore the intellectual structure of the market orientation (MO) field over the course of its development. Design/methodology/approach This research was conducted by using the bibliometric techniques of citation and co-citation analyses to investigate 1,892 publications in the MO field from 1990 to 2016, as well as factor analysis and multidimensional scaling to present a clear visual experience of the knowledge structure...
Published on Jun 4, 2018in Journal of Management9.06
David Antons6
Estimated H-index: 6
(RWTH Aachen University),
Amol M. Joshi2
Estimated H-index: 2
(OSU: Oregon State University),
Torsten Oliver Salge13
Estimated H-index: 13
(RWTH Aachen University)
Knowledge production and scientific discourse are observable in published scholarly texts. Citations capture knowledge consumption and impact. Drawing from the sociology of science, our theoretical framework posits scientific communities as thought collectives with distinctive thought styles that embed a hidden topic structure and rhetorical signals into a journal’s published articles. We hypothesize and uncover how an article’s topic attributes (structure, focus, and newness) and rhetorical att...
Published on Sep 1, 2019in Journal of Space Safety Engineering
Riccardo Patriarca (Sapienza University of Rome), Francesco Costantino13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Sapienza University of Rome),
Giulio Di Gravio14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Sapienza University of Rome)
Abstract Space operations are inherently complex. By reviewing over thirty years of literature on risk, safety and reliability management in relation to satellites, this paper offers an extensive meta-analysis which aims at analysing the research field through meaningful arrangements of its key contributions. The analysis adopts a data mining perspective to review about 3900 documents through bibliometric indicators, i.e., citations and co-citations. Combining quantitative meta-analysis with Fac...
Hakseung Shin1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Pamplin College of Business),
Richard R. Perdue5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Pamplin College of Business)
Abstract As a value co-creation tool, there is growing adoption of self-service technology (SST) in hospitality. However, SST has received limited hospitality research attention. As a guide for future research, the purpose of this study was to conduct a bibliometric analysis focusing, first, on the hospitality and tourism SST literature, but then expanding to include the broader business SST literatures. The goals of this research were to examine the evolution and current trends in SST research;...
Wei Zhou (YUFE: Yunnan University of Finance and Economics), Danxue Luo (YUFE: Yunnan University of Finance and Economics), Jin Chen (YUFE: Yunnan University of Finance and Economics)
María Isabel Arias1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UNS: Universidad Nacional del Sur),
Fernando Ribeiro Serra9
Estimated H-index: 9
(HSM)
+ 1 AuthorsManuel Portugal Ferreira12
Estimated H-index: 12
Mehmet Ali Koseoglu10
Estimated H-index: 10
(PolyU: Hong Kong Polytechnic University),
Fevzi Okumus34
Estimated H-index: 34
(UCF: University of Central Florida)
+ 1 AuthorsRob Law58
Estimated H-index: 58
(PolyU: Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
Abstract This study investigates the intellectual structure of strategic management (SM) research in the hospitality industry through co-citation analysis. This study analyzes the evolution of SM research from related SM articles inclusively published in hospitality- and tourism-focused journals as well as business- and management-focused journals from 1971 to 2016. This study is the first to map the intellectual structure of SM research in the hospitality industry to analyze the changes in the ...
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