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A critical review of HR analytics: visualization and bibliometric analysis approach

Meenal Arora (New Delhi Institute of Management, New Delhi, India)
Anshika Prakash (School of Management and Commerce, K.R. Mangalam University, Gurugram, India)
Saurav Dixit (Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Saint Petersburg, Russia)
Amit Mittal (Chitkara Business School, Chitkara University, Rajpura, India)
Swati Singh (Bhavan's Usha and Lakshmi Mittal Institute of Management (BULMIM), New Delhi, India)

Information Discovery and Delivery

ISSN: 2398-6247

Article publication date: 22 December 2022




This study aims to analyze the existing literature in human resource analytics and highlights the future research agenda and trends in the same context. It deals with evaluating regional distribution, identifying key authors, publications, journals and keyword occurrences while examining current literature.


A total of 127 articles exported from the Scopus database were systematically analyzed using bibliometric analysis through VOSviewer, including performance analysis and science mapping of the literature studied.


This research postulates the inconsistency between the number of publications and citations received by an author. There was an increase in collaborative research over the years. Human Resource Management Review was regarded as the most influential journal with maximum citation. Maximum publications came from Asian countries. The study revealed that the author with maximum citation were mostly the first authors of the most cited documents.

Practical implications

This research may be beneficial for both researchers and human resource (HR) practitioners because it identifies the research gaps and research needs in the HR analytics domain. Besides, this study recognizes the patterns in HR analytics literature that helps researchers better understand the subject area.


This research incorporates bibliometric analysis for analyzing HR analytics literature to establish a more exhaustive and systematic understanding of the research area. This research contributes to the existing body of literature and assists fellow researchers in future studies.



Arora, M., Prakash, A., Dixit, S., Mittal, A. and Singh, S. (2022), "A critical review of HR analytics: visualization and bibliometric analysis approach", Information Discovery and Delivery, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print.



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