Synthesizing Knowledge on Internet of Things (IoT): An Algorithmic Historiographical Approach

Fei Liu, Chee-Wee Tan, Eric T. K. Lim

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    Research on Internet of Things (IoT) has been booming for past couple of years due to technological advances and its potential for application. Nonetheless, the rapid growth of IoT articles as well as the heterogeneous nature of IoT pose challenges in synthesizing prior research on the phenomenon. Based on quantitative citation analysis, this Research-in-Progress (RIP) study seeks to tackle the abovementioned challenges by reviewing 1,065 IoT articles retrieved from ISI Web of Science. Specifically, we employed HistCite to generate a historiography of IoT research. In turn, the historiography yields a citation network that not only aids us in identifying main paths of codification and diffusion, but also helps in exploring the existence of path-dependent transitions within extant literature. This study hence contributes to both IoT research and practice by tracing the accumulation of knowledge on IoT and pinpointing the most influential ideas to-date on the topic.
    Titel2016 International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2016
    Antal sider10
    UdgivelsesstedAtlanta, GA
    ForlagAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
    ISBN (Elektronisk)9780996683135
    StatusUdgivet - 2016
    BegivenhedThe 37th International Conference on Information Systems. ICIS 2016: Digital Innovation at the Crossroads - University of Limerick, Dublin, Irland
    Varighed: 11 dec. 201614 dec. 2016
    Konferencens nummer: 37


    KonferenceThe 37th International Conference on Information Systems. ICIS 2016
    LokationUniversity of Limerick
    AndetThirty Seventh International Conference on Information Systems
    NavnProceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems


    • Algorithmic historiography
    • Internet of Things
    • Citation analysis
    • Main-path analysis
    • Path-dependent transitions