A1 Journal article (refereed), original research

Visualised bibliometric mapping on smart specialisation: A co-citation analysis

Publication Details

Authors: Fellnhofer Katharina

Publisher: Inderscience

Publication year: 2018

Language: English

Related journal or series: International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development

Journal name in source: International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development

Volume number: 9

Issue number: 1

Start page: 76

End page: 99

Number of pages: 24

ISSN: 2040-4468

eISSN: 2040-4476

JUFO level of this publication: 1

Digital Object Identifier (DOI): http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJKBD.2018.090502

Permanent website address: https://www.inderscienceonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1504/IJKBD.2018.090502

Open Access: Not an Open Access publication


The primary purpose of this bibliometric study is
to systematically explore the multidisciplinary, multilevel and
multicontextual dimensions of smart specialisation strategies.
Quantitatively based co-citation analyses, including qualitative
aspects, are used to map the emerging and multifaceted S3 phenomenon.
Data from Web of Science and Scopus shape the background of these
visualisations, including 297 peer-reviewed documents and 8,173 cited
references from 5,659 co-cited sources of 5,806 co-cited authors linked
to 298 organisations and 45 countries. Additionally, co-authorship and
bibliographic coupling maps are illustrated. As one of the first studies
with such a focus, the outcomes emphasise the need for more research in
this discipline to improve our familiarity with smart specialisation
strategies. Thus, this effort highlights not only potential research
avenues with a recommended step-by-step approach, but also valuable
implications for theory and practice based on the previous work
discussed in the course of clustering the co-citation analyses.

KeywordsBibliometric study, Co-citation analysis, E-policy platform, Knowledge-based policy advice, Online mechanism policy advice, Science mapping, Smart specialisation

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