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Title: Citation network analysis for supporting continuous improvement in higher education
Authors: Colicchia, Claudia
Creazza, Alessandro
Strozzi, Fernanda
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Routledge
Bibliographic citation: Colicchia Claudia, Creazza Alessandro, Strozzi Fernanda (2017), Citation network analysis for supporting continuous improvement in higher education. In: Studies in higher education. Published electronically 30 January 2017, p. 1-17. E-ISSN 1470-174X. DOI 10.1080/03075079.2016.1276550.
Abstract: Continuous improvement in Higher Education can be supported by effective literature reviews to unveil contemporary and current educational needs and lay the foundations of programmes of study. As no discipline remains static, the aim of this paper is to present a methodology for conducting literature reviews that can complement traditional content-based reviews by revealing the dynamic evolution of a discipline. This methodology is represented by citation network analysis (CNA), a collection of tools that help to detect the dynamics of a field through computer-based systematic analyses of its bibliographic data. Notwithstanding its potential, CNA has been seldom adopted to conduct literature reviews. In this paper, CNA was applied to the evolving field of logistics and supply chain management education. Results provide evidence of the benefits of CNA for the identification of key issues, trends, and evolutionary trajectories supporting continuous improvement in Higher Education in a more scientific and objective way.
Journal/Book: Studies in higher education (online)
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