A Bibliometric Analysis of Employee Productivity

  • Aishah Sakinah Abdul Rahman Universiti Teknologi MARA, Cawangan Perlis
  • Nursyamilah Annuar Universiti Teknologi MARA, Cawangan Perlis
  • Sabiroh Md Sabri Universiti Teknologi MARA, Cawangan Perlis


Employee productivity is a key concept in the corporate world since it produces successful organizations. Different measures on employee productivity have been made throughout the years and employee productivity in manufacturing industries has been seen to have dropped at the quickest rate in recent years. Different perspectives have also been put forward by researchers throughout the years. Therefore, the objectives of this study are to analyse the evolution of article publications as well as the growth of academic research on the overall published employee productivity years. The bibliometric analysis was used in this study to analyse article publication trends for employee productivity studies across all time periods. Microsoft Excel, Harzing's Publish or Perish and VOSviewer software are used to analyse the bibliometric study. This research is conducted in quantitative techniques. Research on employee productivity has been widely conducted across the world and caused different ideas and gaps in certain fields. Additionally, this research filled the research gaps in employee productivity and added to the state of knowledge in that area.


Afshan, N., Chakrabarti, D., & Balaji, M. S. (2014). Exploring the Relevance of Employee Productivity-Linked Firm Performance Measures: An Empirical Study in India. Journal of Transnational Management, 19(1), 24–37. https://doi.org/10.1080/15475778.2014.869462
Agarwal, V. K., Chanda, A. C., & Kumar Gupta, V. (2020). Journal Of Critical Reviews Review on Employee Productivity. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7(10), 1156–1160.
Ailabouni, N., Painting, N., & Ashton, P. (2009). Factors affecting employee productivity in the UAE construction industry. In: Dainty, A. (Ed) Procs 25th Annual ARCOM Conference, 555–564.
Ali, R. A. A., Yusoff, R. M. D., Ismail, F. B., & Alhisani, A. A. (2019). The impact of training and employees’ productivity at general directorate of residency and foreigners affairs in the U.A.E. International Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology (IJEAT), 8(6S3), 598–601. https://doi.org/10.35940/ijeat.F1106.0986S319
Aljaaidi, K. S. (2020). The impact of using online social media networks on employees’ productivity in higher educational institutions. International Journal of Data and Network Science, 4(4), 381–388. https://doi.org/10.5267/j.ijdns.2020.8.002
Almaamari, Q. A., & Alaswas, H. I. (2021). View of Factors Influencing Employees Productivity - Literature Review. Turkish Online Journal of Qualitative Inquiry (TOJQI), 6, 5945–5951.
Basri, N. M., Karim, Z. A., Ismail, R., & Sulaiman, N. (2018). The effect of wages and industry-specific variables on productivity of manufacturing industry in Malaysia. International Journal of Economics and Management, 12(2), 379–391. http://www.ijem.upm.edu.my
Bharthvajan, R., & Fabiyola, K. S. (2019). Impact of training on employee productivity. International Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering, 8(3), 5338–5341. https://doi.org/10.35940/ijrte.C6880.098319
Bin, M., Lasi, A., & Darno, D. (2020). The Impact of Stress Management on Employee and Productivity Performance: A Study on Policewomen in Kuala Lumpur. City University EJournal of Academic Research (CUeJAR), 2(1), 125–139. https://www.city.edu.my/CUeJAR
Bojke, C., Castelli, A., Grašič, K., & Street, A. (2017). Productivity Growth in the English National Health Service from 1998/1999 to 2013/2014. Health Economics (United Kingdom), 26(5), 547–565. https://doi.org/10.1002/hec.3338
Boring, P. (2021). The Relationship Between Firm Productivity, Wage Level and Employees’ Age: A Sectoral Perspective. Economist (Netherlands), 169(3), 367–404. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10645-021-09390-5
Cox, J. (2022, May 5). Worker output fell 7.5% in the first quarter, the biggest decline since 1947. CNBC. https://www.cnbc.com/2022/05/05/labor-productivity-fell-7point5percent-in-the-first-quarter-the-fastest-rate-since-1947.html
Daniel, W. (2022, May 6). Worker productivity saw its biggest drop since 1947 in the first quarter. Fortune. https://fortune.com/2022/05/05/worker-productivity-largest-decline-1947-expert-opinion/
Eck N. J. V., & Waltman L. (2010). Software Survey: VOSviewer, a Computer Program for Bibliometric Mapping. Scientometrics, 84(2), 523.
Hanaysha, J. (2016). Improving employee productivity through work engagement: Evidence from higher education sector. Management Science Letters, 61–70. https://doi.org/10.5267/j.msl.2015.11.006
Helge, D. (2001). Turning Workplace Anger and Anxiety Into Peak Performance Strategies For Enhancing Employee Health And Productivity. AAOHN Journal, 49(8), 399–408. www.emotionalstrength.com
Jamiu, S. A. (2019). Motivation And Employee Productivity In The Public Sector: An Assessment Of Kwara State University Administrative Staff. College of Humanities, Management and Social Science.
Mawanza, W. (2017). The Effects of Stress on Employee Productivity: A Perspective of Zimbabwe’s Socio-Economic Dynamics of 2016. Journal of Economics and Behavioral Studies, 9(2), 22–32. http://www.theindependent.co.zw/
Moher, D., Liberati, A., Tetzlaff, J., & Altman, D. G. (2009). Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses: The PRISMA Statement. PLoS Medicine, 6(7), 1–6. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1000097
Wushe, T., & Shenje, J. (2019). The relationship between social media usage in the workplace and employee productivity in the public sector: Case study of government departments in Harare. SA Journal of Human Resource Management, 17, 1–10. https://doi.org/10.4102/sajhrm.v17i0.1116
Zakaria, R., Ahmi, A., Ahmad, A. H., & Othman, Z. (2021). Worldwide melatonin research: a bibliometric analysis of the published literature between 2015 and 2019. Chronobiology International, 38(1), 27–37. https://doi.org/10.1080/07420528.2020.1838534
Zondo, R. W. D. (2020). South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences. South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences, 23(1). https://doi.org/10.4102/sajems
How to Cite
ABDUL RAHMAN, Aishah Sakinah; ANNUAR, Nursyamilah; MD SABRI, Sabiroh. A Bibliometric Analysis of Employee Productivity. Jurnal Intelek, [S.l.], v. 18, n. 1, p. 92-103, jan. 2023. ISSN 2231-7716. Available at: <https://myjms.mohe.gov.my/index.php/intelek/article/view/20321>. Date accessed: 21 apr. 2024. doi: https://doi.org/10.24191/ji.v18i1.20321.