Organizational politics can lead to stigmatization among employees, creating division within an organization. As a result, researchers are interested in studying this topic. This study aims to identify trends and developments in scientific publications related to organizational politics, using 828 international journals in the Web of Science database. The study employs various factorial analysis visualizations, including correspondence analysis, multiple correspondence analysis, and multidimensional scaling analysis. The present study shows that research on organizational politics has increased over time, with a significant focus on perception in the most recent years. Further analysis reveals that perception and performance are the most frequently associated topics with organizational politics. Besides, the three-factor analysis approach highlights the keyword “perception” as having the largest cluster among the three approaches. However, bibliometric analysis of this topic is limited, particularly regarding the use of biblioshiny software as an analytical tool. The findings suggest potential areas for future research, including creativity and employee personality, using the bibliometric method with a time evolution approach.

Original languageEnglish
JournalSAGE Open
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2023


  • and correspondence analysis
  • bibliometric
  • factorial analysis
  • literature review
  • organizational politics


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