The Latest Streams of Research on Communication in Risk Management: a Large-scale Literature Review Based on Co-occurrence Data
Purpose: The scientific research on risk management has grown substantially over the past years. Communication on risk is central to the risk management strategy. As indicated by many researchers, communication is one of the key components of a successful risk management framework but, on the other hand, it is one of main categories of disruption and inefficiency in risk management process. Design/methodology/approach: The research aim is identification of the latest streams of research that concern communication in risk management by knowledge mapping and it provides a visualization reference in this research field. Some series of published papers on communication aspects in risk management in Scopus database from 2000 to 2018 were extracted. Then, based on the co-occurrence frequencies of key terms, mapping is done and clustering keywords are extracted by using VOSviewer software. Findings: The main research conclusions are as follows: (1) that communication studies are developing rapidly in the global academic community, (2) the frontier topics in this study consist of seven representative areas concentrated in main keywords like risk assessment, project management, risk perception, decision making, information management, risk analysis, disasters, and information technology, (3) the latest trends in research on communication aspects in risk management mainly include leadership context, climate change (especially regarding floods), food safety, corporate social responsibility, social media, and construction project. Research limitations/implications: This study investigated only leading trends in this area and identified selected challenges in an exploratory way. Practical implications: (not applicable). Social implications: (not applicable). Originality/value: This paper delivers an outline for main research trends in risk communication process within organisation. (original abstract)
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