, Volume 108, Issue 2, pp 595–611

Foundations and trends in performance management. A twenty-five years bibliometric analysis in business and public administration domains


DOI: 10.1007/s11192-016-1948-8

Cite this article as:
Cuccurullo, C., Aria, M. & Sarto, F. Scientometrics (2016) 108: 595. doi:10.1007/s11192-016-1948-8


Our paper analyses 25 years of performance management research published in the English-language journals, included in SSCI database, separating the business domain from public sector one. We used a content analysis for showing the relationships between the subfields of performance management and the time evolution. Through a multiple correspondence analysis based on keywords we provide a framework to track this literature over the 25-year period. We conclude the paper with a discussion on future pathways in the performance management literature.


Performance management Multiple correspondence analysis Historiograph Scientometrics 

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© Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Corrado Cuccurullo
    • 1
  • Massimo Aria
    • 2
  • Fabrizia Sarto
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Economics and ManagementSeconda Università di NapoliCapuaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Economics and StatisticsUniversità degli Studi di Napoli Federico IINaplesItaly
  3. 3.Department of Economics, Management, InstitutionsUniversità degli Studi di Napoli Federico IINaplesItaly

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