Three Decades of Scholarly Research on Resource Allocation: A Bibliometric Approach

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Navjot Kaur
Balwinder Singh


This study conducts a comprehensive bibliometric analysis to illuminate the landscape of resource allocation research over 33 years (19902023). Utilizing a sample of 243 articles from the Scopus database, the research aims to discern developmental trends and underlying patterns in this field. Despite its strategic importance, resource allocation remains relatively understudied, as evidenced by a critical examination of existing literature. This study serves as a pioneering effort to address this gap, shedding light on pertinent patterns that not only contribute to the existing body of knowledge but also guide future research endeavours. Addressing a set of nine research questions, the study investigates publication trends, country-wise contributions, active journals, prominent authors, influential articles, prevalent themes, academic collaborations, international links, and thematic coherence in resource allocation research. By unravelling these dimensions, the research aims to act as a torchbearer, directing future investigations and providing a comprehensive view of the intricate structures governing resource allocation research. In sum, this paper stands as a novel contribution, employing bibliometric analysis to unravel the nuanced aspects of resource allocation, ultimately paving the way for further exploration in this crucial domain. Findings reveal a predominant focus on resource allocation in research and development and advertising, with other areas receiving comparatively less attention. Identifying research gaps and acknowledging study limitations, the paper provides directions for future research, emphasizing the underexplored nature of resource allocation within strategic management research.


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Navjot Kaur, & Balwinder Singh. (2023). Three Decades of Scholarly Research on Resource Allocation: A Bibliometric Approach. Ramanujan International Journal of Business and Research, 8(2), 26–39.