Discussion and implications

  • Malte MarwedeEmail author
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In order to systematically uncover the relevant streams of research on cognitive distance, as mentioned in research question 1, I applied co-citation analysis, a semantic similarity measure that helps to generate networks of scientific documents based on the frequency with which two documents are cited together (Schweisfurth, 2012; Small, 1973). Four scientific journal databases were systematically searched yielding a final data set of 261 publications in 13 clusters, of which eight are relevant for the purposes of this study.


Target Group Social Distance Idea Quality User Involvement Temporal Distance 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Technische Universität HamburgHamburgGermany

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