Pandemic and Emergency Manufacturing Innovation: A Scientometric Analysis Using CiteSpace

Tian Xie, Juan Wu, Wei Fan Chen, Yao Yao Wei, Krista Chen

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Objective: Major epidemics have had a huge impact on the manufacturing industry. This study aimed to explore knowledge innovation in the field of emergency manufacturing during pandemics with a systematic quantitative analysis. Methods: Based on the Web of Science (WOS) Core Collection, the bibliometric method and the CiteSpace tool were used. Results: A total of 286 literature were obtained from the WOS database. During coronavirus disease (COVID-19), there was a surge in the number of publications. A new field of research on pandemic-triggered emergency manufacturing is gradually forming with accumulated research output. The analysis of the document co-citation showed how the research on pandemic situations and viruses brought emergency manufacturing into the research scope of scholars, and what attempts were made by the original scholars. Pandemic-triggered research hotspots and research trends in the post-pandemic era mainly boiled down to 3 aspects: technological innovation, material innovation, and management innovation in the field of emergency manufacturing. Conclusions: COVID-19 strengthened academic exchange and cooperation and promotes knowledge output in this field. This study provides an in-depth perspective for emergency manufacturing research and helps researchers realize the panorama of this field and establish future research directions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere502
JournalDisaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
Issue number18
StatePublished - Oct 6 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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