Journal of Information Resources Management ›› 2015, Vol. 5 ›› Issue (2): 44-53.doi: 10.13365/j.jirm.2015.02.044

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Cloud Computing: A Literature Review by Using Social Network Analysis

Wang Nianxin Hu Donglan Jia Yu Ge Shilun   

  • Received:2014-07-16 Online:2015-04-26 Published:2015-04-26


Cloud computing is one of the top concerns in information system discipline. 168 cloud computing related articles were got after searching in 18 information system prestigious journals and 2 top information systems conferences, and social network analysis was conducted to these papers. Firstly, the important literature was identified based on degree centrality and betweenness centrality. Secondly, evolution path of cloud computing research was investigated by main path analysis. Thirdly, factions analysis was executed to the papers, and four subgroups were found, which were titled as perception perspective, business perspective, technology perspective, and application perspective. Finally, this paper was concluded by research limitations and future research direction.

Key words: Cloud computing,  Literature review,  Social network analysis,  Information system

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