Serenko et al. 2010. A scientometric analysis of knowledge management and intellectual capital academic literature (1994-2008). JOURNAL OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT 14 (1): 3-23.
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Serenko, A; Bontis, N; Booker, L; Sadeddin, K; Hardie, T. 2010. A scientometric
analysis of knowledge management and intellectual capital academic literature
(1994-2008). JOURNAL OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT 14 (1): 3-23.
Author Full Name(s): Serenko, Alexander; Bontis, Nick; Booker, Lorne;
Sadeddin, Khaled; Hardie, Timothy
Document Type: Article
Author Keywords: Knowledge management; Intellectual capital; Productivity
KeyWords Plus: INFORMATION-SYSTEMS RESEARCH; LOTKAS LAW;
BIBLIOMETRIC ANALYSIS; RESEARCH PRODUCTIVITY; IMPACT; AUTHORSHIP;
JOURNALS; SCIENCE; PUBLICATION; DISCIPLINE
Abstract: Purpose - The purpose of this study is to conduct a scientometric
analysis of the body of literature contained in 11 major knowledge management
and intellectual capital (KM/IC) peer-reviewed journals.
Design/methodology/approach - A total of 2,175 articles published in 11 major
KM/IC peer-reviewed journals were carefully reviewed and subjected to
scientometric data analysis techniques.
Findings - A number of research questions pertaining to country institutional
and individual productivity co-operation patterns, publication frequency, and
favourite inquiry methods were proposed and answered. Based on the findings,
many implications emerged that improve one's understanding of the identity of
KM/IC as a distinct scientific field.
Research limitations/implications - The pool of KM/IC journals examined did not
represent all available publication outlets, given that at least 20 peer-reviewed
journals exist in the KM/IC field. There are also KM/IC papers published in other
non-KM/IC specific journals. However, the 11 journals that were selected for
the study have been evaluated by Bontis and Serenko as the top publications
in the KM/IC area.
Practical implications - Practitioners have played a significant role in developing
the KM/IC field. However, their contributions have been decreasing. There is
still very much a need for qualitative descriptions and case studies. It is
critically important that practitioners consider collaborating with academics for
richer research projects.
Originality/value - This is the most comprehensive scientometric analysis of the
KM/IC field ever conducted
Addresses: [Serenko, Alexander; Hardie, Timothy] Lakehead Univ, Fac Business
Adm, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada; [Bontis, Nick; Booker, Lorne;
Sadeddin, Khaled] McMaster Univ, DeGroote Sch Business, Hamilton, ON,
Reprint Address: Bontis, N, McMaster Univ, DeGroote Sch Business, Hamilton,
E-mail Address: nbontis at mcmaster.ca
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