Technology Management: A Comprehensive Bibliometric Analysis

Alan Pilkington

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This paper reports a bibliometric analysis (co-citation network analysis) of 10 journals in the management of technology (MOT) field. As well as introducing various bibliometric ideas, network analysis tools identify and explore the concepts covered by the field and their inter-relationships. Specific results from different levels of analysis show the different dimensions of technology management: • Co-word terms identify themes • Journal co-citation network: linking to other disciplines • Co-citation network show concentrations of themes The analysis shows that MOT has a bridging role in integrating ideas from several distinct disciplines. This suggests that management and strategy are central to MOT which essentially relates to the firm rather than policy. Similarly we have a dual focus on capabilities, but can see subtle differences in how we view these ideas, either through an inwards looking lens to see how organisations function, or more outward to understand context and change in landscapes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE International Technology Management Conference (ITMC)
EditorsTuna B. Tarim, Alfred M. Stevens
Number of pages4
Place of PublicationWashington, DC
Publication date2014
Article number6918601
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event2014 IEEE Technology Management Conference (ITMC) - The Chicago Marriott O’Hare, Chicago, United States
Duration: 12 Jun 201415 Jun 2014


Conference2014 IEEE Technology Management Conference (ITMC)
LocationThe Chicago Marriott O’Hare
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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