This paper examines the literature on knowledge management (KM) in order to identify the typical authoring patterns and the focus of the content of published research. The study explores the argument that the inter-organizational level of analysis is explored less frequently than the intra-organizational level. The article reports on KM researchers and practices based on evidence from six journals ranked in the journal citation report covering several decades of publications. Based on this review, articles can generally be seen to have two co-authors from two different universities within the same country. The study confirms that published research is mainly empirical; largely adopting the intra-organizational level of analysis, with the people element being the least explored comparing to technology and process elements. This research gap represents an opportunity for authors to contribute with studies focusing on the inter-organizational level.
Key words: Knowledge management, research mapping, inter-organizational, intra-organizational, processes, technology, people.
Copyright © 2022 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0