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Shared Economy: A Scientometric Analysis and of the Evolution and Thematic Impact of the Research Field

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.11, No. 2)

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Page : 171-183

Keywords : Shared economy; Scientometry; SciMAT; Development; Sustainability;

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In view of the growing literature and theme field Shared Economy (SE), this work aims to "understand its evolution as a field of scientific study sheltered under the theoretical optics of shared economy, collaborative consumption and economy on demand, having as panorama publications between the years 1979 to 2019". The investigation occurs from the evolutionary dynamics in the thematic field using the SciMAT? tool. A total of 3, 719 samples were collected at WoS? and Scopus?. The results show solidity in the thematic field approach, indicating the consolidation of terms throughout new research, as well as developments in discussions on new themes. The academic focus on consumer conceptions based on shared access begins from 2010 and intensifies between 2013 and 2019, especially in discussions about rides and issues attributed to sustainable development. From the intensification of the debate, new areas of debate emerge in the thematic field. The ramifications identified in the thematic evolution between 2014 and 2015 can be understood as the conceptual maturation of the SE theme in the academic environment. The ramifications of the links between the themes indicate that researchers from different areas of research in the thematic field constitute academic interest. This research contributes to the context of the thematic field, and can broaden the horizon and planning for future research. Despite the indicators of maturity in the research on SE, the thematic field still offers an opportunity to deepen in new thematic areas, as well as the possibility of rekindling little debated discussions.

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