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A Study on Recent Research Trend in Management of Technology Using Keywords Network Analysis
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Jaechang Kho (Department of Management of Technology, Sungkyunkwan University)
Kuentae Cho (Department of Management of Technology, Sungkyunkwan University)
Yoonho Cho (School of Business Administration, Kookmin University)
Vol. 19, No. 2, Page: 101 ~ 123
Management of Technology, SNA, Keyword Analysis
Recently due to the advancements of science and information technology, the socio-economic business areas are changing from the industrial economy to a knowledge economy. Furthermore, companies need to do creation of new value through continuous innovation, development of core competencies and technologies, and technological convergence. Therefore, the identification of major trends in technology research and the interdisciplinary knowledge-based prediction of integrated technologies and promising techniques are required for firms to gain and sustain competitive advantage and future growth engines.
The aim of this paper is to understand the recent research trend in management of technology (MOT) and to foresee promising technologies with deep knowledge for both technology and business. Furthermore, this study intends to give a clear way to find new technical value for constant innovation and to capture core technology and technology convergence.
Bibliometrics is a metrical analysis to understand literature’s characteristics. Traditional bibliometrics has its limitation not to understand relationship between trend in technology management and technology itself, since it focuses on quantitative indices such as quotation frequency. To overcome this issue, the network focused bibliometrics has been used instead of traditional one. The network focused bibliometrics mainly uses “Co-citation” and “Co-word” analysis. In this study, a keywords network analysis, one of social network analysis, is performed to analyze recent research trend in MOT. For the analysis, we collected keywords from research papers published in international journals related MOT between 2002 and 2011, constructed a keyword network, and then conducted the keywords network analysis.
Over the past 40 years, the studies in social network have attempted to understand the social interactions through the network structure represented by connection patterns. In other words, social network analysis has been used to explain the structures and behaviors of various social formations such as teams, organizations, and industries. In general, the social network analysis uses data as a form of matrix. In our context, the matrix depicts the relations between rows as papers and columns as keywords, where the relations are represented as binary. Even though there are no direct relations between papers who have been published, the relations between papers can be derived artificially as in the paper-keyword matrix, in which each cell has 1 for including or 0 for not including. For example, a keywords network can be configured in a way to connect the papers which have included one or more same keywords. After constructing a keywords network, we analyzed frequency of keywords, structural characteristics of keywords network, preferential attachment and growth of new keywords, component, and centrality.
The results of this study are as follows. First, a paper has 4.574 keywords on the average. 90% of keywords were used three or less times for past 10 years and about 75% of keywords appeared only one time. Second, the keyword network in MOT is a small world network and a scale free network in which a small number of keywords have a tendency to become a monopoly. Third, the gap between the rich (with more edges) and the poor (with fewer edges) in the network is getting bigger as time goes on. Fourth, most of newly entering keywords become poor nodes within about 2~3 years. Finally, keywords with high degree centrality, betweenness centrality, and closeness centrality are “Innovation,” “R&D,” “Patent,” “Forecast,” “Technology transfer,” “Technology,” and “SME”. The results of analysis will help researchers identify major trends in MOT research and then seek a new research topic.
We hope that the result of the analysis will help researchers of MOT identify major trends in technology research, and utilize as useful reference information when they seek consilience with other fields of study and select a new research topic.
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키워드 네트워크 분석을 통해 살펴본 기술경영의 최근 연구동향
고재창 (성균관대학교 기술경영학과)
조근태 (성균관대학교 기술경영학과)
조윤호 (국민대학교 경영학부)
최근 경제 패러다임의 변화로 인해 기업이 글로벌 경쟁우위 및 미래 성장동력 확보하기 위해서는 기술과 경영을 통합적으로 이해할 수 있는 학제적 지식을 바탕으로 기술연구의 동향을 파악하고 융합기술 및 유망기술 예측하여 지속적 혁신, 핵심역량 강화, 핵심기술 보유, 기술 융합 등을 통해 새로운 가치를 창출할 필요가 있다. 따라서 본 연구는 기술경영관련 연구의 거시적인 흐름을 분석하기 위해 동시단어 분석기반의 계량서지학적 방법론을 사용하였다. 즉, 최근 10년 동안 기술경영분야의 주요 해외 저널에 게재된 논문의 키워드를 수집한 다음, 빈도 분석, 초기 키워드 네트워크의 구조 분석, 시간이 지남에 따른 새로 생성된 키워드의 선호적 연결 및 성장 분석, 전체 네트워크에 대한 컴포넌트 분석 및 중심성 분석을 수행하였다. 이를 통해 기술경영분야의 논문에 대한 구체적인 연구 주제를 파악할 수 있고, 이들 간의 관계를 파악함으로써, 학제적 연구와 통섭을 위한 구체적인 연구주제들의 조합을 제시할 수 있다.
본 연구결과를 살펴보면 다음과 같다. 첫째, 논문 별 키워드는 1개~23개의 분포를 지니고 있으며, 평균적으로 논문 당 4.574개의 키워드가 있다. 또한 키워드 중 90%가 10년 동안 3번 이하로 사용되었다. 특히 1번만 사용된 키워드는 약 75%의 비중을 차지하고 있음을 확인하였다. 둘째, 키워드 네트워크는 좁은 세상 네트워크 및 척도 없는 네트워크의 특징을 따르고 있음을 확인하였다. 특히 기술경영관련 논문에 사용된 키워드 중 소수의 키워드의 독점화 경향이 높음을 확인할 수 있었다. 셋째, 선호적 연결 및 성장 분석을 통해 기술경영분야의 키워드는 시간이 지남에 따라 선호적 연결을 통한 생존과 소멸 과정에 의해 부익부 빈익빈 현상이 고착되고 있고 있음을 확인하였다. 또한 신규 키워드의 선호적 연결 정도 분석을 통해 신규 연구분야 또는 새로운 연구영역을 창출할 가능성이 있는 키워드 관련 연구 주제에 대한 관심이 시간이 지남에 따라 증가하다가 일정 시점이 지나면 감소함을 확인하였다. 넷째, 컴포넌트 분석 및 중심성 분석을 통해 기술경영관련 연구 동향을 확인하였다. 특히 중심성 분석을 통해 Innovation(혁신), R&D(연구개발), Patent(특허), Forecast(예측), Technology transfer(기술이전), Technology(기술), SME(중소기업) 등의 키워드가 연결중심성, 매개중심성, 근접중심성이 높음을 확인하였다. 본 연구의 분석결과는 기술경영의 연구 동향, 타 학문과의 통섭 및 신규 연구주제 선정 시 참고할 수 있는 유용한 정보로 활용될 수 있다.
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Kho, J., K. Cho, and Y. Cho, "A Study on Recent Research Trend in Management of Technology Using Keywords Network Analysis", Journal of Intelligence and Information Systems, Vol. 19, No. 2 (2013), 101~123.

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Jaechang Kho, Kuentae Cho, and Yoonho Cho, "A Study on Recent Research Trend in Management of Technology Using Keywords Network Analysis", Journal of Intelligence and Information Systems, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 101~123, 2013.

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Kho, J., Cho, K., and Cho, Y., 2013. A Study on Recent Research Trend in Management of Technology Using Keywords Network Analysis. Journal of Intelligence and Information Systems. 19, 2, 101--123.
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author = {Kho, Jaechang and Cho, Kuentae and Cho, Yoonho},
title = {A Study on Recent Research Trend in Management of Technology Using Keywords Network Analysis},
journal = {Journal of Intelligence and Information Systems},
issue_date = {June 2013},
volume = {19},
number = {2},
month = Jun,
year = {2013},
issn = {2288-4866},
pages = {101--123},
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doi = {10.13088/jiis.2013.19.2.101},
publisher = {Korea Intelligent Information System Society},
address = {Seoul, Republic of Korea},
keywords = { Management of Technology, SNA and Keyword Analysis },
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