Jing Gao1, Xiaolin Ma2
1School of Business Administration, University of Science and Technology Liaoning, Anshan, 114000, China
2School of Business Administration, University of Science and Technology Liaoning, Anshan, 114000, China
In the context of economic globalization, innovation has emerged as a focal point within current global value chains. Companies urgently need to enhance their added value and elevate their position in the global value chain through innovation. As one of the significant theories in global value chain research, the theory and practice of innovation within global value chains have garnered widespread attention from scholars both domestically and internationally. This paper conducts a systematic review of the formation and development of the global value chain concept and identifies a lack of comprehensive synthesis and organization in the current state, research hotspots, and frontiers of global value chain innovation, which hinders the innovation practices of entities within the chain and the subsequent development of this field. Building upon this, the paper employs Citespace visualization analysis software to map the knowledge structure based on 432 foreign-language papers from 1997 to 2020. It multi-dimensionally and multi-angularly presents research hotspots and evolving trends in the field of innovation within global value chains. Then, combined with recent applications of global value chain innovation in practice, the paper analyzes and synthesizes the current state and frontiers of research.
Global Value Chain Innovation; Innovation; Citespace; Knowledge Mapping; Research Review
Jing Gao, Xiaolin Ma. Global Value Chain Innovation: A Research Review and Trend Outlook—Based on Citespace Knowledge Mapping Analysis. The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology (2023) Vol. 5, Issue 16: 116-122. https://doi.org/10.25236/FSST.2023.051619.
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