Research in the First Four Service Design and Innovation (ServDes) Conferences

Johan Blomkvist
Linköping University, Sweden

Tim Overkamp
Linköping University, Sweden

Stefan Holmlid
Linköping University, Sweden

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Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 125:14, s. 167-179

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Publicerad: 2016-05-17

ISBN: 978-91-7685-738-0

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


In this paper we take a closer look at the papers published during the first four Service design and innovation (ServDes) conferences and sources that the authors of those papers have referenced. The analysis uses the academic search engine Scopus and the references found in the conferences’ Proceedings. In total 206 authors have contributed to the 105 research papers presented at ServDes, and 53% of all ServDes papers have been referenced at a later ServDes. ServDes authors are informed by research published mainly after 1999 (79,2%), primarily within the fields of Business, Computer Science and Engineering. We also look at what authors publish their research at ServDes and the percentage of self-referencing (27%) as well as within-conference referencing (2,4% of references) to examine the progression within the field through the research published at ServDes.


field overview, servdes research, reference analysis, meta-research


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