Demographic changes in IS research productivity and impact

Mohamed Khalifa, Kathy Ning

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The development in the field of information sciences (IS) research with an emphasis on demographic changes are discussed. The overall productivity of IS research had a moderate increase of 14%, from 3,639.07 adjusted article counts in the first period to 4,132.46 in the second period. North American institutions continuously dominated IS research with an annual productivity level ranging from 423.25 to 572.89 and accounting for 58.2% to 69.4% of the global productivity. North America and Europe have more or less similar concentrations ranging from 29% to 44%, with Asia remaining concentrated with 20 institutions contributing over 70% of the publications. There are signs of internationalization with Asia increasing its productivity and Europe enhancing its overall impact. IBM is also consistently dominating IS research, and its productivity is almost three times that of Accenture, the second productivity holder company.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-94
Number of pages6
JournalCommunications of the ACM
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science


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