Cognition and emotion in the information systems field: a review of twenty-four years of literature

Wen Lung Shiau (Corresponding Author), Xiaoqun Wang, Fei Zheng, Yung Po Tsang (Corresponding Author)

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Cognition and emotion play important roles in information systems (IS) research, yet existing studies have not provided a comprehensive picture of these issues in the IS field. In this study, a citation network including 2,061 related academic articles published between 1996 and 2019 is established. Two novel indicators are proposed, through which 57 influential articles are identified, namely annual average degree centrality (AADC) and annual average betweenness centrality (AABC). A backward search process is performed preceding the co-citation analysis to exhaustively collect co-citation data. Finally, integrating multidimensional scaling analysis with clustering analysis, six core knowledge groups are revealed.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEnterprise Information Systems
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021


  • citation analysis
  • co-citation analysis
  • Cognition
  • emotion
  • information systems research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems and Management

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