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Profiling innovation research in social sciences citation index (2009 to 2014)
International Journal of Organizational Leadership,
2016, Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 40-49
Innovation is an important concept for human being that is one of the unavoidable requirements that statuses can transfer to knowledge economy; hence, it affects all nations. The everlasting change also has an effect on the way innovation is performed. In addition, innovation research has some common and basic properties; however, inevitable changes in innovation activities have changed innovation based researches. This reality has made it imperative to undertake research about the change in innovation research. Innovation research encompasses all disciplines and industries. This paper studies the innovation trend in business discipline. To this end, the relevant literature in business discipline published in Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) journals from 2009 to 2014 has been reviewed through bibliometric analysis. It has been found that innovation research in business discipline began with the issues related to economy. In addition, much of the research is related to the management function of business. The other noteworthy finding is that innovation is not limited to the boundary of a firm. Instead, firms are innovating with partners. Hence, it becomes a necessity to learn and manage knowledge.