Bibliometric analysis of research design characteristics in engineering management research

Heather Keathley, Andrew Bean, Tianxiang Chen, Kyra Vila, Kai Ye, Fernando Gonzalez-Aleu

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While some research suggests that engineering management has been developing both as an area of academic research and as a profession, there are few empirical investigations presented in the literature to support this assertion. To evaluate the development of this area, the published literature was analyzed using bibliometric analyses. The Engineering Management Journal was chosen as a representative journal for this research area and the last ten years of publications, consisting of 227 papers, were included in the study to gain a clear understanding of how the field has developed in recent years. This paper presents the results of the portion of the analysis that is focused on the research design characteristics including the methodologies and approaches used in the studies. The analysis provides insight into how the field has developed as well as opportunities for further advancement of engineering management research.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event2016 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, ISERC 2016 - Anaheim, United States
Duration: 21 May 201624 May 2016


Conference2016 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, ISERC 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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