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A bibliometric study on innovative behavior literature (1961-2019)

Salam, Sidra and Amat Senin, Aslan (2022) A bibliometric study on innovative behavior literature (1961-2019). SAGE Open, 12 (3). pp. 1-15. ISSN 2158-2440

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/21582440221109589


Innovation is a significant method of ensuring excellence and competitiveness for contemporary organizations. Therefore, employees are highly motivated to involve in innovative behavior which comprises developing novel and beneficial ideas, sharing ideas of your own or other people to colleagues, and putting those ideas into practice. This bibliometric analysis aims to have a deeper understanding and an advanced knowledge about “innovative behavior” both theoretical and recent research developments using the Scopus database. The study was carried out to see the patterns in publication between 1961 and 2019; authors, journals, countries, academic discipline, research institutes/universities, and various keywords relevant to “innovative behavior” were used as search words. After thorough consideration and the use of multiple checkpoints to remove irrelevant studies, 931 research papers were reviewed. In the analysis of authors’ keywords “innovation” was the most frequently occurred among other keywords. The data has shown a stronger link between “innovative behavior” and “innovation” with 34 occurrences. We noticed that “innovative behavior” has the highest occurrence with 264 times with 37 links and 235 total link strength in which the innovative behavior links with some variables such as leadership, organizational commitment, knowledge sharing, entrepreneurship, psychological empowerment, organizational culture, work engagement, innovative climate, and employee behavior. These are the major concepts that occurred within “innovative behavior” research. Along with future guidelines and study limitations, certain variables with infrequent occurrences are also discussed.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:bibliometric analysis, innovative behavior, literature, Scopus Database, VOSviewer
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions:International Business School
ID Code:103944
Deposited By: Yanti Mohd Shah
Deposited On:07 Dec 2023 08:31
Last Modified:07 Dec 2023 08:31

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