Title: Analysing and visualising the trends in knowledge management: towards a normative knowledge management framework

Authors: Burcu Kör; Meltem Mutlutürk; Marjolein C.J. Caniëls

Addresses: Amsterdam University of Applied Science, Fraijlemaborg 133, 1102 CV, Amsterdam, the Netherlands ' Department of Management Information Systems, Bogazici University, Hisar Campus, 34342, Istanbul, Turkey ' Open University of the Netherlands, P.O. Box 2960, 6401, DL, Heerlen, the Netherlands

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to analyse knowledge management research trends to understand the development of the field using a combination of scientometric, bibliometric, and visualisation techniques, subsequently developing a normative framework of knowledge management from the results. 282 articles between the years 2010-2015 were retrieved, analysed, and visualised to produce the state of knowledge management during the selected timeframe. The results of this study provide a visualisation of the current research trends to understand the development of the knowledge management discipline. There are signals that the literature about knowledge management is progressing towards academic maturity. This study is one of the first studies to combine bibliometric and scientometric methods to assess productivity along with visualisation, and subsequently provide a knowledge management framework drawing from the results of these methods.

Keywords: bibliometric; scientometric; visualisation; knowledge management framework; knowledge management; citation analysis; h-index; g-index.

DOI: 10.1504/IJKMS.2022.119253

International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies, 2022 Vol.13 No.1, pp.1 - 32

Received: 05 Mar 2020
Accepted: 18 Nov 2020

Published online: 30 Nov 2021 *

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