Unveiling the intellectual structure and evolution of external resource management research: Insights from a bibliometric study

Johanna Bragge, Katri Kauppi, Tuomas Ahola, Anna Aminoff, Riikka Kaipia, Kari Tanskanen

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In the current hyper-competitive economy, it is increasingly important to understand how firms can and should access and leverage external resources, such as customer knowledge or supply-chain partners' capabilities. In this paper, we report the results of bibliometric analyses on external resource management (ERM) research in nine representative journals, and elaborate the underlying patterns and dynamics in this relatively young research area. A total of 1290 articles ranging from year 2000 to 2015 were analyzed with text-mining and visualization methods. We found that the annual number of ERM publications is steadily increasing, and identified and described four distinct research clusters focusing on integration & operational effectiveness, innovation & value creation, inter-organizational relationships, and knowledge transfer & learning. The identification of research clusters and key works and authors in this multidisciplinary research field can assist future research in better positioning their studies and finding the key references across disciplinary silos.
OriginalspråkEngelska
Referentgranskad vetenskaplig tidskriftJournal of Business Research
Volym97
UtgåvaApril
Sidor (från-till)141-159
Antal sidor19
ISSN0148-2963
DOI
StatusPublicerad - 09.01.2019
MoE-publikationstypA1 Originalartikel i en vetenskaplig tidskrift

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