A Bibliometric Mapping of the Research Trends of Public Governance and Entrepreneurship Framework


  • Oana Ramona LOBONT Professor PhD habil, West University of Timisoara, Finance Department, Timisoara, Romania
  • Raul PURCARITA Master Student West University of Timisoara, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Timisoara, Romania
  • Sorana VATAVU Postdoctoral researcher PhD, West University of Timisoara, Finance Department, Timisoara, Romania
  • Florin COSTEA PhD Student, West University of Timisoara, Doctoral School of Economics and Business Administration, Timisoara, Romania


public governance; entrepreneurship; bibliometric analysis; visualization


The involvement of governments and public institutions in entrepreneurial activity has grown considerably in the last years. Public governance has begun to pay more attention to the fact that, in order to achieve the goal of economic development in a country, it is necessary to increase entrepreneurship both qualitatively and quantitatively. Most governments have created significant actions that encouraged and supported the entrepreneurial activity and also they have contributed to supporting the private sector in the economy. The present paper analyses the scientific works related to entrepreneurship and public governance, as well as to investigate the connection between these topics. The study presents a bibliometric analysis of the importance of the nexus public governance and entrepreneurship. The proposed research studies 201 references collected from the Clarivate Analytics, Web of Science Core Collection database. The research methodology performed to graphically map the literature is bibliometric analysis. The analysis is carried out on three distinct levels, namely the analysis of the co-occurrence of keywords, co-citation and co-author by means of (VOS) viewer program. This approach allows us to highlight the main results presented in journals, magazines, documents, subjects, authors, institutions but also results recorded at the country level. The study also evidence the main trends and impact of research in the form of a visual and schematic research framework on the relationship between public governance and entrepreneurship and its related elements, namely innovation and development.


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LOBONT, O. R., PURCARITA, R., VATAVU, S., & COSTEA, F. (2021). A Bibliometric Mapping of the Research Trends of Public Governance and Entrepreneurship Framework. Postmodern Openings, 12(1Sup1). Retrieved from https://lumenpublishing.com/journals/index.php/po/article/view/4100



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