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International Journal of Bibliometrics in Business and Management

International Journal of Bibliometrics in Business and Management (IJBBM)

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International Journal of Bibliometrics in Business and Management (5 papers in press)

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  • Knowledge Management and Organisational Performance: a Holistic Bibliometric Overview   Order a copy of this article
    by Mohamed Benabid 
    Abstract: This study aims to carry out a comprehensive bibliometric and network analysis of the literature on knowledge management (KM) and organisational performance (OP). Using a dataset of over 5,422 publications from 2012 to 2022, bibliometric methods and R-packages are employed to analyse publication trends, citation patterns, influential sources, authors, institutions, and countries. The findings reveal a sustained interest in KM and OP research, with an average annual growth rate of 5.87% in the number of published documents. The most extensively studied subjects in the field encompass knowledge management, innovation, learning organisations, and organisational culture. Concurrently, nascent areas of interest have emerged with lower frequencies, as reflected by the inclusion of newer keywords such as digital transformation, Industry 4.0, and digital technologies. This study contributes to the existing literature by offering a comprehensive bibliometric analysis and representing the first holistic analysis on the topic.
    Keywords: knowledge management; KM; organisational performance; OP; innovation; competitive advantage; bibliometrix; biblioshiny; Scopus.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJBBM.2023.10062399
  • A Bibliographic Analysis of the Role of Training in Entrepreneurship   Order a copy of this article
    by Abha P. Shukla, Amit Mookerjee, Hamendra Kumar Dangi 
    Abstract: Entrepreneurship is vital for a country's economic success as it promotes social transformation through innovation. Leaders in the world of innovation, research, and ambitious individuals are some of the most developed nations, including the United States of America. So, for a country to develop, great entrepreneurs can bring the necessary change. Various institutions and the government have included entrepreneurship in their curricula. Though research related to entrepreneurship is abundant, existing research is scattered. Therefore, there is a need for a study that synthesises the existing research work. This study conducts a bibliometric analysis of research on entrepreneurship education and training using Scopus data. It enhances existing knowledge through qualitative and quantitative approaches, revealing that developed countries dominate the field, with increasing participation from developing nations. The findings offer insights for future research and highlight innovation as a growing theme in entrepreneurship studies.
    Keywords: entrepreneurship; training; skills and development; bibliometric analysis; innovation; venture development.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJBBM.2024.10062980
  • Application of Social Media Marketing in Entrepreneurship: A Bibliometric Analysis   Order a copy of this article
    by Pragati Singh, Anu Singh Lather, Amit Mookerjee 
    Abstract: In recent years, the application and research of social media marketing (SMM) in entrepreneurship have increased faster. This research aims to provide a bibliometric overview of the main trends in applying SMM in entrepreneurship from 1996 to 2022. The data for the study was gathered using the Scopus database. This study aims to look at the application of SMM in entrepreneurship and evaluate its significance based on current research, countries, authors, and publications in the field. The study is based on the frequently used authors' keywords, citations, essential authors, countries, and publishers in the research domain. This study examines 578 research papers and presents the findings in a graphical and visual format. The present study assists scholars and academicians working in entrepreneurship in pondering the most important subjects and identifying gaps in the literature.
    Keywords: social media marketing; SMM; entrepreneurs; SMEs; social networks; innovation.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJBBM.2024.10063166
  • Impact of Digital Transformation on Employee Job Satisfaction - a Bibliometric Analysis   Order a copy of this article
    by Debiprasad Mukherjee, G. Naresh 
    Abstract: Digital transformation involves utilising emerging digital technologies to revamp business processes, organisational culture, and user experiences in line with global business demands. Employee job satisfaction is measured by their preference for job aspects such as work profile and quality. Consequently, scholars worldwide have examined how digital transformation affects employee job satisfaction. This study aims to analyse the progression of research on the impact of digital transformation on employee job satisfaction in major Scopus-listed journals within management and social sciences. Employing bibliometric tools like Bibliometrix/Biblioshiny, this analysis synthesises bibliometric data, encompassing clustering, conceptual, intellectual, and social structures, along with author and citation analysis. The objective is to provide researchers and academics with insights into the evolving literature, trends, perspectives, and themes in digital transformation and employee satisfaction. The findings underscore the positive correlation between digital transformation initiatives, heightened job satisfaction, and improved job performance, emphasising the potential to shift jobs from operational to strategic, lean, and flexible, thereby enhancing overall satisfaction.
    Keywords: digital transformation; job satisfaction; satisfaction index; Scopus; bibliometric; bibliometrix; clustering; citation analysis; source analysis.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJBBM.2024.10063247
  • Graphene based antenna for 5G Wireless Communications   Order a copy of this article
    by Purnima Sharma, Satyajit Anand, Vikrant Sharma 
    Abstract: This manuscript provides a bibliometric and thematic analysis of research on graphene-based antennas for 5G wireless communications. Recently, graphene-based antennas have gained popularity. Currently, research is underway to design and develop compact antennas using graphene material. This study presents an analysis of graphene antennas for 5G communication from a bibliometric and thematic viewpoint. A literature search was carried out on the Scopus database documents related to 5G communication using graphene antenna. To conduct this study, total 56 research articles from 20142021 were reviewed. Bibliometrix (R package) and SciMAT software were used to conduct this review in terms of bibliometric and thematic analysis. The analysis presents results as contributing authors and co-authors, main affiliations, leading contributing countries, main relevant sources and major themes. The derived results provide insight into the limitations and scope of collaborative research in the area of 5G antenna design utilising graphene material.
    Keywords: bibliometric analysis; communication; graphene; wireless; thematic analysis.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJBBM.2024.10063623