Innovation Management: A Bibliometric Analysis


  • Sidra Salam Azman Hashim International Business School Universiti Teknologi Malaysia,
  • Aslan Amat Senin Azman Hashim International Business School Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • Muhammad Irfan Sheeraz Sheeraz Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • Syeda Sana Zainab Azman Hashim International Business School (AHIBS), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia



Innovation Management, Bibliometric Analysis, Scopus Database, VOSviewer


Innovation Management has obtained so much consideration in functioning of management science field from the previous few years. Both Managers and academicians seem to be examining the nature of innovation and its significance for the development of an organization and competitive advantage (Lopes et al.,2016). Many research scholars have accepted positive effects of innovation towards an organization and we can find some research studies conducted on it in the past few years. Through this systematic review of past literature, this research study is an attempt to enhance the knowledge of the subject and to present the extensive analysis of the past research studies. The analysis of this study was conducted to see the trend of publications between the years 1970 to 2019; it used authors, journals, countries, universities/research institutions and different keywords related to innovation management as search words. After using multiple filters for removing irrelevant researches, 2160 research articles were examined. According to results of the study number of publications increased after 2008. Therefore, it is assumed that the annual publications will continue to increase. USA & Germany have higher rate of research publications and UK has strong international collaborations. Variables such as innovative activity, innovative management, total innovation management, management innovation and innovation development are the most common terms used in research of innovation management. Some variables with infrequent occurrences, as well as future recommendations and limitations of the study were also examined.


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