Studying the process of research in management with emphasis on the concept of leadership and its implications in management and educational leadership: A bibliographic analysis

Document Type : Scientific - Research


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Management and Planning, Faculty of Education and Psychology, Al-Zahra University, Tehran, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Learning Technologies, Faculty of Education, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

3 Master of Educational Management, Faculty of Education and Psychology, Al-Zahra University, Tehran, Iran


Objective: The purpose of this research is to study the trend of management research with emphasis on the concept of leadership in order to take advantage of its implications in management and leadership of education.
Materials and mehods: The research was carried out using mapping and bibliographic analysis using data from the WOS database. The structure and patterns of information exchanged in the field of leadership research as well as the interpretation of the relationship between the keywords used in the research were extracted and analyzed using VOS viewer software. The statistical population included 6540 articles, which often contained high-quality articles.
Result and Discussion: The results showed that the number of articles of leadership from 2000 to 2018 has been increasing. The articles were presented in the form of complete research papers and conference papers. The most prestigious publications belonged to the countries of the United States, Canada and England, and to the universities of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Manchester. Most international collaborations in the publication of papers have been conducted by countries and researchers from the United States, China, the United Kingdom and Australia, respectively. In the treasury of keywords used in research, the concept of leadership is mainly used in interacting with the concepts of efficiency, philosophy, philosophy of science, ethics, knowledge, vision, ideas and innovation. From the data presented, it can be seen that, first, attention to the concept of leadership has increased over time. Secondly, the concept of leadership has been integrated with mental concepts. This indicates the need for attention to mental and linguistic concepts and approaches in management research and educational leadership.


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