The extent and impact of intellectual capital research:a two decade analysis


Purpose: This paper examines the leading publication trends including the extent and impact of intellectual capital research in the Journal of Intellectual Capital (JIC) over a two-decade period (2000–2020). The bibliometric analysis offers the description of publications trends such as key authors, articles, cited references, institutions and countries— in other words the extent and impact in the field. This paper also presents the knowledge structure (including conceptual, intellectual and social structures) of JIC, that is prominent themes, co-citation and bibliographic networks. Design/methodology/approach: In order to achieve research objectives, we collected the bibliographic information of the articles published in JIC for the period 2000 to 2020 from the Scopus database on 11.04.2020. The bibliographic information of 737 documents were analysed using to open source analysis tool, that is bibliometrics package in r software and VOSviewer. These tools were used to create the graphical visualization of bibliographic data on basis of co-occurrence, co-citation and bibliographic coupling. Findings: The results show that the journal is progressing in terms of publication quantity and reputation in the field. To date, 737 documents have been published in JIC, which includes 659 research articles, eight editorials, seven notes and 63 review papers. This paper also portrays the author impact list in terms of most impactful articles published in JIC. Country-wise Italy, Australia, and USA exert maximum influence on JIC scholarship. Originality/value: Bibliographic analysis offers a comprehensive understanding of past trends and presents the future direction of a journal.

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Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Economics, Finance & Entrepreneurship
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College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Bibliometric,Bibliometrix,Citation analysis,h-index,Intellectual capital disclosure,Intellectual capital reporting,Journal of Intellectual Capital,Knowledge management,Scopus,Education,Business, Management and Accounting(all)
Publication ISSN: 1758-7468
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Related URLs: http://www.scop ... tnerID=8YFLogxK (Scopus URL)
https://www.eme ... -0142/full/html (Publisher URL)
PURE Output Type: Review article
Published Date: 2022-02-08
Published Online Date: 2020-09-23
Accepted Date: 2020-08-12
Authors: Bamel, Umesh
Pereira, Vijay
Del Giudice, Manlio
Temouri, Yama (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-3014-258X)


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