Hackathon as an instrument for innovation in collaborative networks: a bibliometric analysis





hackathon, bibliometric analysis, bibliometry, collaborative learning


Objective: The objective of this study is to analyze hackathon contributions as an instrument for innovation in collaborative networks. Methodology: A bibliometry was performed in the Scopus and Web of Science bases through the Bibliometrix packages and the R Studio software. Publications analysis techniques were used describing the year and the group of origin (by Bradford Law), authorship analysis by the authors' relevance and their productivity (by Lotka Law), scientific contributions by country and collaboration between countries, Quotations of document with the cloud of word, as well as a thematic description of the hackathons universe. Results: An exponential increase in scientific hackathon publications from 2019 has been verified. Hackathon studies address and connect the theme mainly with innovation, collaboration, open data, education and covid-19. The increase of hackathon studies occurred during the pandemic period. Limitations: The study was delimited in two databases (Scopus and Web of Science), and in the English language. The expansion to other bases and languages ​​can produce different results from the above, and represents a limitation of this study. Originality: The analyzes performed in this study made it possible to structuring the scientific literature on hackathon.


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Author Biographies

Vanessa Pontes de Macedo, Federal Center for Technological Education Celso Suckow da Fonseca

Graduated in Production Engineering from Universidade Estácio de Sá (2020). Researcher and Master's student in Regional Development and Production Systems at the Federal Center for Technological Education Celso Suckow da Fonseca.

Vera Ferro Lebres, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança

Adjunct professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança. Degree in Dietetics ESTeSL. PhD in Physical Activity and Health from the University of Porto.

Ronaldo Bernardo Junior, Federal Center for Technological Education Celso Suckow da Fonseca

Doctor in Organizational Management at the University of São Paulo (USP). He holds a Master's in Business Management and Strategy from the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ); Studied Academic Master's in Business Administration at Fundação Getúlio Vargas (EBAPE/FGV) (credits); MBA Specialist in Strategic Business Management from Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF); Graduated in Public Administration and Business Administration from UFRRJ. He has a degree in distance learning from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). He is currently a Professor at CEFET-RJ, in the Production Engineering course.


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How to Cite

Macedo, V. P. de, Ferro Lebres, V., & Bernardo Junior, R. . (2022). Hackathon as an instrument for innovation in collaborative networks: a bibliometric analysis. Revista Produção E Desenvolvimento, 8(1), e602. https://doi.org/10.32358/rpd.2022.v8.602



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