A science mapping study on learning factories research

Martinez Rodriguez, Pablo, Vargas-Martinez, Adriana, Roman-Flores, Armando and Ahmad, Rafiq (2020) A science mapping study on learning factories research. Procedia Manufacturing, 45. pp. 84-89. ISSN 2351-9789

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.promfg.2020.04.072


Learning factories are a rising and promising environment for engineering education, training, and research. Practical interest in learning factories has peaked in recent years, attracting the worldwide attention of scholars and practitioners. This study conducts a scientometric review of the global research published since 1995 on learning factories, through co-citation, keyword and clustering analysis. A total of 367 journal papers and conference proceedings from the Scopus database were analyzed, to distinguish key publications and main research trends. By performing a mapping exercise, a detailed analysis of the learning factories’ literature enables academic support for future research. The provided results are used to identify the main areas of contribution of learning factories research and understand the potential gaps in current research.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: learning factories, manufacturing research, scientometric analysis, review
Subjects: H300 Mechanical Engineering
H700 Production and Manufacturing Engineering
H900 Others in Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2021 15:14
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2021 15:15
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/47982

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