Synthesizing knowledge on internet of things (IoT): An algorithmic historiographical approach

Fei Liu, Chee Wee Tan, Eric T.K. Lim

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Abstract

Research on Internet of Things (IoT) has been booming for past couple of years due to technological advances and its potential for application. Nonetheless, the rapid growth of IoT articles as well as the heterogeneous nature of IoT pose challenges in synthesizing prior research on the phenomenon. Based on quantitative citation analysis, this Research-in-Progress (RIP) study seeks to tackle the abovementioned challenges by reviewing 1,065 IoT articles retrieved from ISI Web of Science. Specifically, we employed HistCite to generate a historiography of IoT research. In turn, the historiography yields a citation network that not only aids us in identifying main paths of codification and diffusion, but also helps in exploring the existence of path-dependent transitions within extant literature. This study hence contributes to both IoT research and practice by tracing the accumulation of knowledge on IoT and pinpointing the most influential ideas to-date on the topic.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2016
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
ISBN (Electronic)9780996683135
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event2016 International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2016 - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 11 Dec 201614 Dec 2016

Publication series

Name2016 International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2016

Conference

Conference2016 International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2016
Country/TerritoryIreland
CityDublin
Period11/12/1614/12/16

Keywords

  • Algorithmic historiography
  • Citation Analysis
  • Internet of Things
  • Main-Path Analysis
  • Path-Dependent Transitions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems

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