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Revealing Trends in Knowledge Management Research: From 2010 to 2015

Burcu Kör

The purpose of this research is to develop a list of Knowledge Management (KM) citation classics published in peer-reviewed journals and to analyze the key attributes and characteristics of the selected articles in order to understand the evolution and the current state of the KM discipline. The previous investigations into the evolution of the KM discipline, such as Serenko and Dumay (2015a,b), has been enlightened the KM discipline between 1997 and 2009. Following the studies of Serenko and Dumay (2015a), this study aims to answer the research questions about “what are the attributes of KM citation classics after 2009?” and update the KM citation classics. A review of the literature from 2010 through 2015 served as clarifying the current KM research trends. This study also serves as a resource for future study by shedding light on variations across publications years, research methods, article themes, theories used within selected articles, and contribution of different authors and countries. For this, the most cited 109 articles were selected from peer-reviewed journals according to their citation impact generated by Google Scholar. Specifically, the results of the study reveal scholars from Taiwan and United States have made the most significant impact on the development of the KM discipline. The empirical research methods has been increase during the investigation period. 

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