Trends in Global Strategy Research From 2000 to 2010: Text Mining and Bibliometric Analyses

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This study provides an overview of the global strategy literature from 2000 to 2010. By drawing from a sample of 489 articles, we employ bibliometric and text mining analyses in identifying 10 distinct subfields of global strategy research. Our results reveal a substantial increase in the volume of global strategy articles published in high quality journals over this period of time. Specifically, our results demonstrate that certain subfields of global strategy research, such as political risk and international diversification, are of increasing scholarly interest. However, other subfields of global strategy research, such as business-level strategy implementation and decision making, have either leveled-off or declined in scholarly interest. We also identify theories that have been most frequently employed in the literature and report the most prominent theories employed in each subfield. Furthermore, our study serves as a resource for future research by shedding light on how trends in global strategy research have evolved over time.