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Bibliometrics is the quantitative analysis of bodies of literature (such as articles, books and patents) and their references: citations, and co-citations.

Bibliometric analysis of literature allows the study of the foundations of a discipline and as a robust, quantitative approach augments the findings of more subjective literature reviews, In addition, when applied to patent data it also allows the investigation of firm and inventor networks by describing the linkages evident in citation to other individuals, firms and technologies.

Bibliometrics can also be extended to graphically illustrate the most influential citations, how they are related, how strong their relationships are, and how far removed from, or central to, other groupings they are—in other words, the relationships inherent in the intellectual structure of a field or patent space. And co-citation studies can show us what topics, themes, and research methods are central, or peripheral, to a field, and how they may have changed over time.
Bibliometric Studies
  • “The Evolution of the Intellectual Structure of Operations Management—1980-2006: A Citation/Co-Citation Analysis,” with J. Meredith, Wake Forest University, Journal of Operations Management, (2009) Vol. 27, No.3, pp. 175-202.
  •  "Operations Management Themes, Concepts and Relationships: A Forward Retrospective of the IJOPM," with R. Fitzgerald,  International Journal of Operations and Production Management, (2006) Vol. 26, No. 11, pp.1255-75.
  •   ”Management of Technology: Themes, Concepts and Relationships,” with Thorsten Teichert, Technovation, (2006) Vol. 26, No. 3, pp. 288-299.
  •  “The Electric Vehicle: Patent data as Indicators of Technological Development”, (2002) World Patent Information, Vol. 24, No.1, pp.5-12.
  •  “Is Production and Operations Management a Discipline? A Citation/Co-citation Study”, with C.Liston-Heyes, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, (1999) Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 7-20.
  •  “Conceptualizing the Management of Technology,” in D. Bennett, B. Clegg, A. Greasley and P. Albores, (eds.) Technology and Global Integration, Aston Business School, Birmingham, (2006) pp. 569-576.
  •   “Defining Technology Management”, in H.K. Tang, (ed.) Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development, IEEE, (2004).
  •  "Technology Commercialisation: Patent Portfolio Alignment and the Fuel Cell,” in D.Kogaoglu and T.Anderson (eds.) Technology Management for Reshaping the World, Portland, (2003) pp.400-412.
  •  “Defining Operations Management”, in P.Coughlan, A.Dromgoole and J.Peppard (eds.), Operations Management: Future Issues and Competitive Responses, Dublin, (1998) 366-72.
  •  A Citation/Co-citation of Research Policy, with T. Teichert, Research Paper Series, School of Management, Royal Holloway, University of London, # SoM-0604, (2006) pp. 23.
  •  Key Inventors and Key Firms in Fuel Cell Development: A Patent Analysis, Research Paper Series, School of Management, Royal Holloway, University of London, # SoM-0605, (2006) pp. 17.

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