Title: Is agility in organisational management an established study field? a bibliometric analysis of literature (2000-2020)

Authors: Gerardo Matturro; Royer David Estrada-Esponda; Carlos Hernán González-Campo

Addresses: Department of Software Engineering, Universidad ORT Uruguay, Montevideo, 11200, Uruguay ' Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad del Valle, Tuluá, 763022, Colombia ' Facultad de Ciencias de la Administración, Universidad del Valle, Cali, 760041, Colombia

Abstract: Purpose: To contribute to the discussion about whether agility has become an established field of study in organisational management. Methodology: Bibliometric analysis of academic studies published between 2000 and 2020 and indexed in Scopus and Web of Science. To locate the necessary literature, search strings were defined based on keywords, and strict inclusion and exclusion criteria were also defined. Findings: 1011 paper were selected for the study. As of 2014, a sustained increase of publications is noted on the topic. The activities and organisational processes that have been studied the most are production and supply management. Practical implications: For practitioners, the dominant keywords found are a starting point to locate more specific publications on the application of agility practices in organisations. For researchers, knowing which are the relevant journals and who are the most prolific authors will allow them to access the most relevant and contemporary studies on the topic.

Keywords: agile; agile organisation; agile practices; agile project management; bibliometric analysis; organisational management; supply management; quality management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJASM.2022.124915

International Journal of Agile Systems and Management, 2022 Vol.15 No.2, pp.200 - 224

Accepted: 07 Nov 2021
Published online: 16 Aug 2022 *

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