Title: A comparative analysis of emerging scientific themes in business analytics

Authors: Iman Raeesi Vanani; Seyed Mohammad Jafar Jalali

Addresses: Faculty of Management and Accounting, Allameh Tabataba'i University, Tehran, Iran ' Information Technology Management, Allameh Tabataba'i University, Tehran, Iran

Abstract: The purpose of this research is to investigate the emerging scientific themes in business analytics through the utilisation of burst detection, text-clustering and word occurrence analysis in top information systems journals in order to provide an insight about the future scientific trends of business analytics for scholars and practitioners in the field. Researchers have gathered a rich set of business analytics articles from top journals which are indexed in the well-known scientific database of web of science (WoS) core collection. The study provides clues, directions, and knowledge-based guidelines on the recent business analytics scientific trends through the utilisation of mentioned algorithms over paper abstracts, titles, and keywords. This study also highlights the most important areas of research and the future research directions that might be interesting to business analysts through an in-depth analytical discussion.

Keywords: business analytics; burst detection; text clustering; words occurrence; decision support.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIS.2018.094692

International Journal of Business Information Systems, 2018 Vol.29 No.2, pp.183 - 206

Received: 29 Jun 2016
Accepted: 31 Dec 2016

Published online: 12 Sep 2018 *

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