Occupational health and safety issues in operations management: A systematic and citation network analysis review

Di Fan, Kwan Yu Lo, Siu Ming Ching, Chi Wai Kan

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This study reviewed 128 articles that examined occupational health and safety (OHS) issues in operations management (OM). We first investigated the distribution of articles by journal type, year of publication, methodologies and research contexts. Based on citation network analysis, an objective approach to identify clusters of articles in the OHS literature, we found four major research domains of OHS issues, which are safety climate, management systems integration, voluntary OHS systems and sustainable operations. We further drew a map of knowledge structure by conducting a Main Path Analysis of articles within each research domain. Finally, we concluded the future research opportunities for each research domain of OHS from an OM perspective.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)334-344
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Production Economics
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • Citation network analysis
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Operations management
  • Systematic review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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