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A scientometric analysis of Operations Research and Management Science research in Africa

Majdi Argoubi (), Emna Ammari () and Hatem Masri ()
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Majdi Argoubi: University of Sousse
Emna Ammari: University of Sousse
Hatem Masri: University of Sousse

Operational Research, 2021, vol. 21, issue 3, No 16, 1827-1843

Abstract: Abstract Operations Research and Management Science research has demonstrated considerable impact in developing countries, among them African Countries, since the Second World War. The aim of this paper is to study the contribution of African countries to this field of “research” through Scientometric analysis of 3186 Operations Research and Management Science papers published by African authors between 1990 and 2018 and indexed in the Web of Science. We derive general empirical results and the overall structure of the intellectual landscape with emerging trends and thematic concentrations of co-cited authors. The analysis demonstrates increased adoption of Operations Research and Management Science models and techniques by African Researchers in addressing diverse academic challenges.

Keywords: Management science; Operations research; Scientometric analysis; Africa (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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