Category Archives: Research profiling

Four decades of new product development research: an integrative review (FULL-TEXT)

Changes in global market conditions and regulatory policies have led to a greater focus on new product development (NPD). To survive and compete in the market, organisations need to develop a comprehensive understanding of NPD, including the past and present trends in NPD research. This study attempts to address this need by analysing scholarly literature on NPD published in last four decades, i.e. 1976–2017. Unlike previous literature reviews that focused on specific NPD aspects such as performance measurement or model selection/evaluation, this study adopts a holistic perspective. By analysing 381 articles on NPD, we shed light on the underlying research trends, common research characteristics as well the gaps in research and potential directions for future NPD research.

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Author(s): Neeraj Pandey, Avadhut Arun Patwardhan, and Swarnima Rao
Organization(s): National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), MIT School of Telecom Management (MITSOT)
Source: Int. Journal of Product Development
Year: 2019

Unveiling the intellectual structure and evolution of external resource management research: Insights from a bibliometric study

In the current hyper-competitive economy, it is increasingly important to understand how firms can and should access and leverage external resources, such as customer knowledge or supply-chain partners’ capabilities. In this paper, we report the results of bibliometric analyses on external resource management (ERM) research in nine representative journals, and elaborate the underlying patterns and dynamics in this relatively young research area. A total of 1290 articles ranging from year 2000 to 2015 were analyzed with text-mining and visualization methods. We found that the annual number of ERM publications is steadily increasing, and identified and described four distinct research clusters focusing on integration & operational effectiveness, innovation & value creation, inter-organizational relationships, and knowledge transfer & learning. The identification of research clusters and key works and authors in this multidisciplinary research field can assist future research in better positioning their studies and finding the key references across disciplinary silos.

Author(s): Johanna Bragge, Katri Kauppi, Tuomas Ahola, Anna Aminoff, Riikka Kaipia, Kari Tanskanen
Organization(s): Aalto University,Tampere University, Hanken School of Economics
Source: Journal of Business Research
Year: 2019

Puberty in the Last 25 Years: A Retrospective Bibliometric Analysis (FULL-TEXT)

Puberty research has been highly productive in the past few decades and is gaining momentum. We conducted an analysis of bibliographic data, including titles, abstracts, keywords, indexing terms, and citation data to assess the sheer numbers, audience and reach, publication types, and impact of puberty‐related publications. Findings suggest that puberty‐related publications are increasing in sheer numbers, and have reach in many fields as befits an interdisciplinary science. Puberty‐related publications typically have higher impact in terms of citations than the journal averages, among the journals that published the most studies on puberty. Limitations of the field and recommendations for researchers to improve the impact and reach of puberty‐related publications (e.g., clear conclusions in abstracts, highlighting the importance of puberty) are discussed.

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Authors(s): Kristine Marceau, Savannah Hottle, Jane Kinkus Yatcilla
Organization(s): Purdue University
Source: Journal of Research on Adolescence
Year: 2019

Technological prospection of second generation ethanol production processes: an overview through the analysis of patent applications (full-text)

Ethanol produced from lignocellulosic biomass of composition is not a new concept. However, the increase in the population and industrial activity in the world, the energy demand and environmental impacts brought to light the need for new energy sources. At the beginning of this new millennium, ethanol and biomass gained notoriety as sources that could sustainably complement the energy matrix and also to mitigate the impacts of fossil energy sources. There are different ways to produce ethanol from biomass, but the most studied technologies are those made through biotechnological routes. In view of the investments on development made over the years, this article aims at analyzing the generation of technologies in the main links of the second generation ethanol production chain through patent applications in order to identify trends that will guide the industry of this biofuel.

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Author(s): Luiz André F. Silva Schlittler, Adelaide Maria de Souza Antunes, Nei Pereira Junior
Organization(s): Faculdade SENAI CETIQT, Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial (INPI), Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Source: Revista GEINTEC
Year: 2018

Trends on rapid detection technology of food microorganisms based on web of science database (full-text)

Rapid detection technology of food microorganisms is more and more a hot research topic in the field of agricultural, food safety and environmental sciences. In order to understand the current status of world-wide research on rapid detection technology of food microorganisms, research literature during the period of 1925-2018 was retrieved from the Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE) database and analyzed using bibliometrics. Results showed that rapid microbial detection has entered the rapid growth phase after its forming phase and the initial phase. America enjoys absolute advantages in this field. China, Germany and Spain are also countries with relatively strong competitiveness. CSIC has the largest number of relevant published papers, while the papers from CNRS and INRA are the most influential ones. International Journal of Food Microbiology is the core journal that published the largest number of relevant papers, while Biosensors & Bioelectronics is the most influential relevant journal. Food Science and Technology is the subject of the most importance in this field. Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology and Microbiology are also significantly relevant. Researches in this field focus the most on relevant technologies on Molecular Biology, second on the technologies on Immune method and biosensors rank second, and the least on the technologies on metabolic methods. Sustainability has been seen in a part of the hot research topics, and new hot topics have also emerged. These results provide important insights to the development of rapid detection technology of food microorganisms in our country.

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Author(s): Xiaojing Zhang, L Y Zhou, H G Zheng
Organization(s): Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences
Source: IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Year: 2018


The objective of this article is to record the trends of study regarding the relationships between resources and capabilities, according to the Resourced Based View of the Firm. This document presents a review of the literature in its definitions and typologies from 1984 to 2016, followed by a bibliometric analysis of the investigations that evaluate relationships between resources and capabilities in themselves, during the period 2001-2016. For this analysis, we used records of the Web of Science, and subsequently processed them using VantagePoint®. The bibliometric analysis includes 5 indicators: annual productivity, productivity by countries, most influential authors, most productive magazines and most cited articles. A general low productivity was identified, being 2010 the year with the largest number of articles written and published. United States is the country with the highest academic activity related to the topic. The most cited articles were published in 2003 and the most productive authors have 3 publications each. Thus, important academic gaps are evident in this topic. Likewise, in the literature, no bibliometric reviews were found about the impact that certain resources can have on the development of entrepreneurial capabilities, which is why study paths related to this particular topic are suggested.

Author(s): Mileidy Alvarez-Melgarejo, Martha Torres-Barreto
Organization(s): Universidad de Investigación y Desarrollo, Universidad Industrial de Santander
Source: EconPapers
Year: 2018

Analysis of publications in ISI and Scopus about Energy Policies in Wind Energy (full-text)

The energy planning of the countries has taken relevance for the governments, they must guarantee a stable supply avoiding the emissions of greenhouse gases. Therefore, the development of public policies that allow investment in clean energy has become a topic of discussion among the scientific community. To contribute to the analysis of this issue, this paper shows the status of WoS and Scopus publications on energy and wind power policies. A bibliometric analysis is carried out with 121 WoS documents and 225 Scopus documents between 1992 and 2017. The number of publications, journals, issues and authors with the greatest impact are analyzed and it conclude that policy issues are divided between acceptance public of technology and penetration costs.

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Author(s): Natalia M. Acevedo-Prins, Luis M. Jiménez-Gómez, Miguel D. Rojas-Lopez
Organization(s): Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Source: International Journal of Applied Engineering Research
Year: 2018

Laser Additive Manufacturing: A Patent Overview

Additive manufacturing technologies have the potential to change the paradigm of manufacturing. In this scenario, the main objective of this research work is to gain, through a patent study, an overall view of the trends of laser-based additive manufacturing technologies. The database used in order to retrieve patent information is Patseer and the data have been analyzed through the text mining and analytics package called VantagePoint. From the data obtained it can be concluded that, Laser-based additive manufacturing is an emerging technology with huge market potential. Undoubtedly, China is the prime mover of basic research in this technology development. However, Germany and the United States are the ones who are developing the market applications.


Author(s): Enara Zarrabeitia, Iñaki Bildosola, Rosa María Río Belver, Izaskun Alvarez, Ernesto Cilleruelo-Carrasco
Organization(s): University of the Basque Country
Source: Engineering Digital Transformation. Lecture Notes in Management and Industrial Engineering. Springer, Cham
Year: 2018

Additive Manufacturing and Supply Chain: A Review and Bibliometric Analysis

The additive manufacturing studies has been increased in the last years, positioning in the scientific community. This paper analyze the literature about the relation between Additive Manufacturing and Supply Chain, with the final purpose of giving an exhaustive vision and to present and initial parameter in future researches. Using a bibliometric analysis 497 published articles in the last 25 years were evaluated, 78 articles of which were selected that are related in the AM and SC topic, identifying the publishing tendency, the principles authors and the impact of the articles and the magazines. Also, there are knowledge networks and geographic location of the most influential countries.


Author(s): Jairo Nuñez, Ángel Ortiz, Manuel Arturo Jiménez Ramírez,Jairo Alexander González Bueno, Marianela Luzardo Briceño
Organization(s): Pontificia Bolivariana University
Source: Engineering Digital Transformation. Lecture Notes in Management and Industrial Engineering. Springer, Cham
Year: 2018

Assessing manufacturing strategy definitions utilising text-mining

The variations in Manufacturing Strategy (MS) definitions create confusion and lead to lack of shared understanding between academic researchers and practitioners on its scope. The purpose of this study is to provide an empirical analysis of the paradox in the difference between academic and industry definitions of MS. Natural Language Processing (NLP) based text mining is used to extract primary elements from the various academic, and industry definitions of MS. Co-word and Principal Component Analysis (PCA) provide empirical support for the grouping into nine primary elements. We posit from the terms evolution analysis that there is a stasis currently faced in academic literature towards MS definition while the industry with its emphasis on ‘context’ has been dynamic. We believe that the proposed approach and results of the present empirical analysis can contribute to overcoming the current challenges to MS design and deployment – imprecise definition leading to its inadequate operationalisation.

Author(s): Sourabh Kulkarni, Priyanka Verma, R. Mukundan
Organization(s): National Institute of Industrial Engineering
Source: International Journal of Production Research
Year: 2018