A Bibliometric Study of the Literature on Technological Innovation: An Analysis of 60 International Academic Journals

  • Mara Brumana
  • Maurizio Decastri
  • Danila Scarozza
  • Stefano Za
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation book series (LNISO, volume 6)


This paper aims to contribute to the debate on technological innovation, organization and work. Although technological innovation remained a debated topic in the academic literature during the past years, its implications for organizational processes seem still not sufficiently theorized and empirically investigated. By using two complementary journals’ rankings a search in the ISI Web of Science platform from 1985 through 2013 was performed. To analyze the 998 scientific retrieved contributions a bibliometric analysis has been conducted, adopting also Social Network Analysis tools. Our results reveal a significant growth of the technological innovation literature over the investigated period, the multidisciplinarity of the field and, particularly, the relevance of management and business and economics contributions. Overall, this study offers a broad overview of the literature on technological innovation and emphasizes the opportunity to investigate the role of technological innovation within the organizational life.


Technological innovation Organization Work Literature review Bibliometric analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mara Brumana
    • 1
  • Maurizio Decastri
    • 2
  • Danila Scarozza
    • 2
  • Stefano Za
    • 3
  1. 1.University of BergamoBergamoItaly
  2. 2.University of Rome Tor VergataRomeItaly
  3. 3.CeRSI—LUISS Guido Carli UniversityRomeItaly

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