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Internet of Things (IoT) Technology Research in Business and Management Literature: Results from a Co-Citation Analysis

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Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, University of Potsdam, 14469 Potsdam, Germany
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Institute of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Science, University of Stuttgart, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany
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Department of Technology and Innovation, University of Southern Denmark, 6400 Sønderborg, Denmark
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J. Theor. Appl. Electron. Commer. Res. 2021, 16(6), 2073-2090; https://doi.org/10.3390/jtaer16060116
Received: 25 June 2021 / Revised: 10 August 2021 / Accepted: 12 August 2021 / Published: 17 August 2021
In coherence with the progressive digitalization of all areas of life, the Internet of Things (IoT) is a flourishing concept in both research and practice. Due to the increasing scholarly attention, the literature landscape has become scattered and fragmented. With a focus on the commercial application of the IoT and corresponding research, we employ a co-citation analysis and literature review to structure the field. We find and describe 19 research themes. To consolidate the extant research, we propose a research framework, which is based on a theoretical implementation process of IoT as a concept, specific IoT applications, or architectures integrated in an adapted input–process–output model. The main variables of the model are an initial definition and conceptualization of an IoT concept (input), which goes through an evaluation process (process), before it is implemented and can have an impact in practice (output). The paper contributes to interdisciplinary research relating to a business and management perspective on IoT by providing a holistic overview of predominant research themes and an integrative research framework. View Full-Text
Keywords: bibliometric analysis; business; co-citation analysis; Internet of Things; IoT; management bibliometric analysis; business; co-citation analysis; Internet of Things; IoT; management
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Korte, A.; Tiberius, V.; Brem, A. Internet of Things (IoT) Technology Research in Business and Management Literature: Results from a Co-Citation Analysis. J. Theor. Appl. Electron. Commer. Res. 2021, 16, 2073-2090. https://doi.org/10.3390/jtaer16060116

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Korte A, Tiberius V, Brem A. Internet of Things (IoT) Technology Research in Business and Management Literature: Results from a Co-Citation Analysis. Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research. 2021; 16(6):2073-2090. https://doi.org/10.3390/jtaer16060116

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Korte, Andreas, Victor Tiberius, and Alexander Brem. 2021. "Internet of Things (IoT) Technology Research in Business and Management Literature: Results from a Co-Citation Analysis" Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research 16, no. 6: 2073-2090. https://doi.org/10.3390/jtaer16060116

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