—The purpose of this study is to identify the evolution of the intellectual structure of strategic management studies and to propose a theory of an invisible network of knowledge. By analyzing 303,402 citations of 4,616 articles published in SCI and SSCI journals in the strategic management field from year 2003 to year 2012, this study maps the intellectual structure of strategic management studies. This article dwells upon the wide spreading social tags of website applications. By so called “crowd wisdom”, the tag cloud analysis reveals the preliminary investigation from a social network viewpoint, provides researchers with profiles of strategic management related subjects and theories, and sheds light on future directions of studies. The contribution of this study is to provide important insights and implications of current and future research paradigms for both management scholars and practitioners.
—Co-citation, intellectual structure, network of knowledge, strategic management, tag cloud analysis.
The authors are with the Chang Jung Christian University, Tainan City, Taiwan (e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Cite: Chen-Tsung Kuo, Yuan-Duen Lee, Yender Lee, and Cheng-Hua Wang, "An Invisible Knowledge Network of Strategic Management Studies: Scientometrics and Tag Cloud Analysis," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 266-271, 2013.