Product and process innovation in manufacturing firms: a 30-year bibliometric analysis

Marzi, Giacomo, Dabić, Marina, Daim, Tugrul and Garces, Edwin (2017) Product and process innovation in manufacturing firms: a 30-year bibliometric analysis. Scientometrics, 113 (2). pp. 673-704. ISSN 0138-9130

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Built upon a 30-year dataset collected from the web of science database, the
present research aims to offer a comprehensive overview of papers, authors, streams of
research, and the most influential journals that discuss product and process innovation in
the manufacturing environment. The dataset is composed of 418 papers from more than
150 journals from the period between 1985 and 2015. Homogeneity analysis by means of
alternating least squares (HOMALS) and social network analysis (SNA) are used to
accomplish the objectives listed above through the keywords given by authors. Initially,
the paper highlights and discusses the similarity between the topics debated by the main
journals in this field. Subsequently, a wide-range map of topics is presented highlighting
five main areas of interests; namely, performance, patent, small firm, product development,
and organization. A SNA is also performed in order to validate the results that emerged
from HOMALS. Finally, several insights about future research avenues in the manufacturing
field are provided.

Keywords:product, process, innvation, manufacturing, bibliometric
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N290 Management studies not elsewhere classified
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:28792
Deposited On:04 Oct 2017 12:43

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