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The Link Between Decision Making Process and Performance: A Bibliometric Analysis


  • Ana Alexandra GORA

    (The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania)


The concepts of decision-making process and performance are two subjects that are interconnected in the existing articles in the scientific literature. The purpose of this paper is to provide, using bibliometric techniques, a review of the evolution of existing research on the relationship between decision making process and performance concepts. In this respect, 1516 articles published between 2000 and 2018 and indexed in the Web of Science database were analyzed. The main results of this research are obtained from three types of analysis: an analysis of the 1516 selected papers, an analysis of the citations received from these articles and an analysis of the keywords. Thus, the most important findings illustrate how the number of papers related to the analyzed topic evolved in time, in which journals the most articles related to this topic appear, which are the authors and the institutions with the highest contributions on the topic. Also, the results highlight which are the most cited articles. Furthermore, the main results show a mapping and clustering of keywords that allow the analysis of the links between them, based on the information provided by the VOSviewer software. This research becomes useful to researchers and practitioners interested in the analyzed subject, helping to identify new research directions starting from an analysis of the scientific literature.

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  • Ana Alexandra GORA, 2019. "The Link Between Decision Making Process and Performance: A Bibliometric Analysis," Management and Economics Review, Faculty of Management, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania, vol. 4(2), pages 1-13, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:rom:merase:v:4:y:2019:i:2:p:177-191

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    • C88 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs - - - Other Computer Software
    • M21 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Economics - - - Business Economics


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