Meritocratic Organizational Behavior Profile Informetry: Mapping the Evolution of the Scientific Context Between 2010 and 2020

Jean Nacife, Estela Najberg, Kennedy Barbosa, Lethicia de Oliveira, Isabela Costa


Research has presented that organizational behavior derives from some factors that may have got the potential for positive and negative effects on people's performance in organizations. The objective of the development of this study was to perform a systematic mapping of the evolution of the literature regarding the meritocratic organizational behavior construct, aiming to organize, evaluate and integrate scientific evidence with the selected articles. In this study of mapping the specialized literature, the Web of Science Scopus databases were used, through the application of informetric techniques using the bibliometrix package of the R language. The mapping of the evolution of behavior at work and merit in the organizational context made it necessary to contextualize the empirical research that supports the proposal of this study. The descriptive results illustrate the evolution of publications involving the terms “organizational behavior and merit or meritocracy” over the period studied, which was confirmed by the verification of the average annual growth rate of publications of 10.84%. An important demonstration refers to the clear identification of the capacity to produce publications by country. The mapping of time tracks related to publications on organizational behavior and merit presented that the United States of America is the major protagonist of this current of research at a global level. It was observed that a combination of aspects that involve not only the management of organizational behavior and its relationship with meritocracy between genders and diversity at work, as well as the merit in careers and promotions, and, mainly, the meritocratic system for performance as the focus of public management.

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International Journal of Business Administration
ISSN 1923-4007(Print) ISSN 1923-4015(Online)


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