Scientometrics

, Volume 85, Issue 3, pp 821–848 | Cite as

Dynamics of the scientific community network within the strategic management field through the Strategic Management Journal 1980–2009: the role of cooperation

  • Guillermo Armando Ronda-Pupo
  • Luis Ángel Guerras-Martín
Article

Abstract

The paper presents the dynamics of the strategic management scientific community network during knowledge creation and dissemination through the Strategic Management Journal from 1980 to 2009. The paper describes the evolution of the participant countries’ position within the network structure. We present the different stages that the network goes through, the vertices’ transformation into nodes and hubs, and the statistical significance level of cooperation between the country in the core position and the countries in the semi-periphery and periphery positions during their evolution and growth.

Keywords

Strategic management Scientific community network Strategic Management Journal Knowledge creation and dissemination Virtual community 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guillermo Armando Ronda-Pupo
    • 1
    • 2
  • Luis Ángel Guerras-Martín
    • 3
  1. 1.Centro de Estudios TurísticosUniversidad de HolguínHolguínCuba
  2. 2.Centro de Estudios TurísticosUniversidad de Holguín, CubaPiedra BlancaCuba
  3. 3.Strategic Management, Departamento de Economía de la Empresa (Administración, Dirección y Organización)Universidad Rey Juan CarlosMadridSpain

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