Comparing Living Lab(s) and its’ competing terms popularity
Santonen, Teemu (2018)
International Society for Professional Innovation Management
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The number of officially certified Living Labs as well as Living Lab research publications have been steadily growing since the launch of European Network Living Labs (ENoLL) over decade ago. So far there has been only few studies which have made an effort to systematically evaluate the Living Lab research domain. As typically in scientific literature, there is no universally accepted definition for Living Lab term and plenty of other rivalling terms have emerged. By using Scopus, Web of Science (WoS) and Google Scholar (GS) as data sources, a popularity-based scientometrics analysis is applied to evaluate Living Lab and rivalling terms popularity and interlinkages. As a result relying only on single database will lead to significant data collection bias and therefore data source triangulation further studies is highlighted. Living Lab research is somewhat isolated research domain and there are only weak links between the competing research streams.