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Past Themes and Tracking Research Trends in Entrepreneurship: A Co-Word, Cites and Usage Count Analysis

Faculty of Law, Business and Economic Sciences, University of Cordoba, Puerta Nueva s/n, 14071 Cordoba, Spain
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Sustainability 2019, 11(11), 3121; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11113121
Received: 20 April 2019 / Revised: 27 May 2019 / Accepted: 29 May 2019 / Published: 3 June 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Entrepreneurship, Competitiveness and Innovation)
This paper examines the evolution of research in Entrepreneurship published in Web of Science, a reference database. A bibliometric content analysis has been carried out as part of this investigation, allowing for a longitudinal study of the main research topics dealt with over time, ranging from classic topics such as its conception to more recent realities that include Social and Sustainable Entrepreneurship. This paper locates research trends by studying the evolution of citations and by incorporating use metrics. The results point to the existence of seven cognitive fronts that have marked the field’s growth and conceptual evolution. Furthermore, evidence is presented that shows how innovation has historically been the thread that links all the core themes. The topics and trends detected contribute specially to advancing the current discussion on entrepreneurship and coordinating future research efforts. View Full-Text
Keywords: entrepreneurship; co-word analysis; research trend; bibliometric; science mapping; knowledge production entrepreneurship; co-word analysis; research trend; bibliometric; science mapping; knowledge production
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Ramírez, L.J.C.; Sánchez-Cañizares, S.M.; Fuentes-García, F.J. Past Themes and Tracking Research Trends in Entrepreneurship: A Co-Word, Cites and Usage Count Analysis. Sustainability 2019, 11, 3121.

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