Mapping the institutional collaboration network of strategic management research: 1980-2014

Koseoglu M. A.

SCIENTOMETRICS, vol.109, no.1, pp.203-226, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 109 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11192-016-1894-5
  • Title of Journal : SCIENTOMETRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.203-226


This study explores the evolution of institutional collaborations in articles published in the Strategic Management Journal between 1980 and 2014 via descriptive analysis and social network analysis. These analyses show that, in each sub-period, the number of institutions involved, as measured by papers published, increased significantly and a significant number of new institutions participated in the strategic management community via the SMJ. However, a few institutions from the US dominated the field. The collaboration network was weakly clustered, fragmented, and scattered, and the relationship among institutions was not close. International collaborations have been growing based on center-periphery, international trade, and social factors, instead of geographic proximity. An inclusive evaluation of the results, limitations, and suggestions for future research is provided.