Methods of Published Articles on Digital Economy: Analysis and Reflections on Databases SCOPUS and Web of Science

Methods of Published Articles on Digital Economy: Analysis and Reflections on Databases SCOPUS and Web of Science

Luciana Aparecida Barbieri da Rosa (Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Brazil), Maria Carolina Martins-Rodrigues (CIEO, Universidade do Algarve, Portugal), Tais Pentiado Godoy (Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Brazil), Waleska Yone Yamakawa Zavatti Campos (IAG Business School, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and Larissa Cristina Barbieri (Faculdade de Educação São Luis, Brazil)
Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 21
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2185-4.ch010
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The digital economy is changing the way business is done and is showing tremendous potential for organisational progress and global influence.As innovative products and service offerings make the world more competitive,if created properly, digital connectivity will be able to provide new business models and faster entries into global markets (Anderson, Wladawsky-Berger,2016).This gives rise to important issues pertaining to consolidation of practices, implementation of relevant issues across global companies, and many more. Appropriate answers can be searched for these questions in the international research databases on the digital economy like Scopus and Web of Science. Research contributions of authors demonstrating scientific completeness are of great important here. Also important are databases that have been adequately cited.
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In the increasingly demanding society, there is a need to offer innovative products and services making it competitive (Lopes et al., 2018). In this perspective, the digital economy emerges, being a new way of business today, as well as in the formulation of new possibilities for progress and global competitiveness. If properly created, digital connectivity is capable of driving innovation toward new business models, jointly providing entry into global markets (Anderson, & Wladawsky-Berger, 2016).

According to Mašić, et al. (2018) defines digital economy as:'Digital economics is a commonly accepted term, but other terms are also used informally, such as' new economy' and 'web economy', while other similar terms related to this area have been logically derived from this term subsequently, e.g. “Information economy”, “virtual economy”, “Industry 4.0”, denoting the fourth industrial revolution, and also “electronic business” and e-commerce, etc. (economy of digitization, e-commerce, industry 4.0, information economy, information society, knowledge economy, knowledge market, virtual economy network), p.02 .

In this regard, the OECD (2013, p.5) adds that the “digital economy includes digital technology-based markets that allow trade in goods and services through e-commerce. The expansion of the digital world has been one of the main sectors of economic growth over the last few years.

From these inferences, some questions emerge: How is the world scenario in the countries? How can consolidated practices and studies on these two themes be implemented in companies worldwide? Thus, the following question was elaborated: “What are the contributions of international publications on digital economy in the multidisciplinary databases Scopus and Web of Science. The analysis sought to incorporate the research of authors with works with scientific recognition, as well as recent articles that have not had the necessary time to be cited by researchers in scientific works.

Due to the importance of deepening and analyzing what has been researched in the national and international scenario, the following study question is presented: “What is the panorama of scientific production on Digital Economy available in the Web of Science and Base Scopus databases? Thus, this study aims to analyze the characteristics of scientific production on digital economy in the Web of Science and Scopus databases from 2000 to 2018.

The present study is a bibliometrics, characterized as the approach as descriptive quantitative, aiming to investigate the main uses of the theme digital economy in the period between 2000 and 2018, in Scopus and Web of Science, in theoretical and empirical debates.

To this end and aiming to achieve the proposed objective, the study is structured as follows: Introduction, systematic literature review, providing an overview of the main concepts of Digital Economy and the state of the art of national and international studies on the theme, method of the study, where the procedures adopted in the research are described. The following are the main results, with the analysis of the theme developed in the studies and the discussion of the results found, ending with the conclusions, limitations and future lines of investigation, ending with the bibliographical references used in this study.

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