Visualization analysis on the research hot spots and fronts of knowledge managementAuthor(s): Yunjiang Xi, Fenfen Peng, Xiao Liao, Haitao Song
A total of 28082 publications regarding knowledge management indexed by Web of Science during 2009 to 2014 were used for a detailed analysis of the research fronts and hot spots on knowledge management. The literature statistics shows a steady growth of high level academic papers, which means research of knowledge management is still one of the important field in current research. The regional analysis shows researches in USA plays the most important role in the world, while the cooperation and communication between universities need to be promoted. Through journal co-citation analysis, some important journals in KM field are indicated according to the citation frequency and centricity of journals. The co-word network analysis of hot spots and knowledge mapping analysis of research fronts are also conducted. The results shows that management, knowledge, performance and system are the research hot spots in knowledge management, and the research fronts include the semi-structural-interviews, naturalresource, American-society, first-case and so on. The paper may provide valuable suggestions for better understanding on the research status of knowledge management.