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

Abstract

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.

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Cuccurullo, C., Aria, M. & Sarto, F. Foundations and trends in performance management. A twenty-five years bibliometric analysis in business and public administration domains. Scientometrics 108, 595–611 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-016-1948-8

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  • Performance management
  • Multiple correspondence analysis
  • Historiograph
  • Scientometrics